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Elkington & Co. was a Birmingham silverware company producing fine silverware and silver plate. The business was founded in 1815, by the uncle of George Richards Elkington (1801-65). On his uncle's death George Richards Elkington became the sole proprietor and took in his brother Henry Elkington as a partner, changing the name to G. R. Elkington & Co. The business took out patents for the plating of articles in 1836, 1838 and 1840. In 1842 a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm and the name was changed to Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated.

The greater durability of electroplate together with its affordability meant that it steadily ousted pure silverware, especially for the more functional items such as tea and coffee services. The company licenced the process to a number of manufacturers, including Christofle & Cie of France.

By 1880 the company employed over 1000 workers at premises in Birmingham, and had a further 6 works. more...

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Pair George V hallmarked sterling silver stemmed dishes. Birm.1910, makers Elkington. Height 13 cm (each) Wt. 364g (total)

A set of four late Victorian silver plated Elkington & Co candlesticks of baluster form with flower head decoration and detachable sconce, 26 cm high.

A sterling silver flatware service, 103pcs in fitted, oak canteen, by Elkington & Co, 1903 Birmingham (composite, matched marks set), 103 pieces in total, comprising of:, 24 ivory handle knives with stainless steel blades

An impressive Victorian sterling silver rectangular two handled tea tray with scroll borders by Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1901, 76 x 49 cm, 4660 grams

Silver salver, mark of Elkington & Co Ltd, Birmingham, 1898, with shaped circular scalloped border, on three feet, hallmarked, approx. Weight 410 grams

Pair of silver candlesticks, mark of Elkington & Co, Birmingham, 1966, each with an urn form sconce with removable bobeche, on a fluted stem and a shaped square weighted foot, hallmarked (2), approx. Weight 1804 grams

QEII sterling silver 131 piece cutlery suite by Elkington & Co shell and scroll pattern with engraved crest, 12 place setting, comprising, 3 piece carving set, 12 fish knives and 12 forks, 6 tablespoons, 11 table forks, 11 table knives, 12 soup spoons, 12

A pair of Late Victorian Elkington & Co plated candlesticks of baluster form with flower head decoration and detachable sconce. 24 cm high.

Elkington sterling silver salver, banded borders, marked E & Co, Sheffield, 1975, approx 330g, approx 2 cm high, 21 cm deep

A sterling silver gadroon edged salver, 1895/96 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Elkington & Co, the salver with serpentine gadroon and threaded rims to borders of husk form swags and centred with a bright cut rocaille decoration, raised on three

British Political History: A George V sterling silver shaped circular salver by Elkington & Co, Birmingham, 1927, with engraved presentation inscription 'To Captain David Margesson, MC., MP., by 5000 subscribing members of the Rugby Division Conser

English hallmarked sterling silver Edward VIII basting spoon in the Kings pattern. Birmingham, 1907, maker Elkington & Co Ltd. Condition good, minor age related Ware. Length 34.5 cm. Weight 211g

A pair of George V silver sauce boats, of triangular form with bound reeded rim, raised on three paw feet. Birmingham 1921 by Elkington & Co. Total 202gms.

Victorian sterling silver pepper pot, hallmarked Birmingham 1897 (Elkington & Co Ltd 1897), 12.5 cm high approx, 98 grams approx

Sterling silver Elkington sugar bowl, hallmarked Birmingham 1907, together with a pair sugar tongs

Elkington & Co., Sydney silver plated drainage tray. 4 cm high, 31 cm wide, 22.5 cm deep.

Elkington and Co. plated meat cover with deer head hand. 37 cm high 555 wide

A late Victorian silver sugar caster; urn form with spiral fluting to the body and anchor decorated rim; Elkington & Co Ltd, Birmingham, 1896. Weight 160g.

A Victorian sterling silver two handled circular bowl with pierced rim by Elkington & Co, Birmingham, 1901, 33 cm across the handles, 850 grams. Provenance: The Estate of Sir Tristan and Lady Antico

Elkington & Co claret jug. Masks & grapevine decoration; engraved foliage to the body. Hinge needs repair. Height 27 cm

Victorian Elkington & Co claret jug & salver. Engraved as presentation to John Lawrence hall, artiste, Liverpool Sept 9th 1875. Jug embossed with classical scenes of Fauns, Bacchus & Maenad. Salver quad footed, also embossed with classical subjects. Small

A pair of Victorian period three light combination table candelabra, ornate leaf, flower and scroll decoration and with floral bouquet finials. Maker's mark Elkington & Co. Height 53 cm

Pair of sterling silver candlesticks hallmarked Birmingham 1913, maker Elkington & Co., loaded, 25.5 cm high,

An Elkington & Co. electrotype casket, Birmingham c.1854 copy of the original made by French silversmith Alexandre Gueyton for the great Exhibition in London, 1851. The process of electroyping was a Victorian phenomenon and product of nineteenth century in

A George VI sterling silver circular salver by Elkington & Co, 1939, 35 cm diameter 1185grams

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian Tennis trophy having a star burst patterned lid with a two crossed tennis racquets & three surrounding balls finial, above ten panels showing alternating raised patterns of Scotch thistles & Welsh sessile oaks.

English hallmarked sterling silver Edward VII ladies card case having a fold over hinged cover, a ringed chain & two internal compartments with a gilt wash interior, monogrammed 'Pr', Rd. 449639. Birmingham, 1906, maker Elkington & Co Ltd. Condition good,

A matched pair of silver coffee and chocolate pots by Elkington & Co., London 1900 and 1903, of faceted tapered form, the domed-hinged cover with bell finial, both with wood scroll handle and reeded foot, total weight 895 grams, both 18 cm high. Together w

Bishop Suter's epergne, a magnificent late 19th century silver plated epergne by Elkington & Co, the top with large engraved cut glass bowl, six smaller bowls beneath supported on stylised scroll arms with three bon-bon baskets hanging beneath, reeded balu

Edwardian three piece Elkington silver plated tea & coffee set. Teapot, coffee pot & hot water jug. Height 25 cm (coffee pot)

Antique Elkington silver plated taper stick circa 1860, in the shape of a foot in Roman sandal, gilded highlights, factory mark & diamond shaped registration mark to base, 14 cm long approx

A sterling silver novelty top hat desk tidy. Maker Elkington & Co. 1893. 54gms.

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian tea & coffee pot having detail foliate raised design & ivory finials. Birmingham, 1888, maker Elkington & Co. Condition good, minor age related wear & tarnishing. Height of teapot 24 cm. Weight including finials

Silver plated Elkington & Co graduated set of six trays with beaed edging. Condition good to fair, some wear to the plating. Length of largest 46 cm

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian pair of sauce spoons in the Kings pattern London, 1895, Elkington & Co Ltd. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Length 17 cm. Weight 157g

Edwardian Elkington & Co sterling silver beaker with raised 'National Rifle Association Semper Paratus' plaque and presentation engraving 'Parliamentary Cup Competition First Prize 1910 Won By Pte G.Gilmore Score 103', hallmarked Birmingham 1909, 10.3 cm h

A large bronze tazza, in the Elkington manner, the dish with a silvered cast roundel depicting an 18th century bucolic couple with a dog and sheep above an Empire style waisted stem of fluted form with a leaf and berry border to the circular foot and protr

Hallmarked sterling silver toast rack, marked for Elkington 1905 Birmingham, approx 126grams and approx 12 cm high, 9.5 cm wide

A sterling silver Pillar pepper pot, 1989 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Elkington & Co, of traditional elongated pear shaped form with a waisted foot, having a pierced top and tiny finial, silver weight 90gr. Height 15 cm

An Edwardian sterling silver picture frame, 1905 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Elkington & Co, the rectangular frame with a gentle serpentine profile and crest with a vacant cartouche, pierced and pressed with sinuous scrolling foliage, birds and fruit

Pair of Elkington silver plated three branch candelabras, each approx 28 cm high (2)

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