Learn about Elkington & Co.

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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A Victorian silver plate oval gallery tray by Elkington & Co, 1889, 63 x 41 cm

Victorian silver plated candelabrum, attributed to Elkington & Co., Birmingham, cast as a stag on rocky, shaped base beneath a palm tree, the 4 candle branches detach by lifting out, 59 cm high approx

An oak cased canteen of Elkington & Co. silver plated cutlery, including ivory handled 12 place fruit and fish knives and forks, numerous other utensils and additional stainless steel bladed knives of matching bead edged pattern, housed in fitted remov

Quality three bottle oak, silver plated and crystal tantalus by Elkington and Co

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

Queen Elizabeth II 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 so

A Victorian five piece plated Elkington & Co tea and coffee service consisting of a coffee pot, teapot, sugar basin, milk jug and tea kettle on stand with burner. Each piece has embossed floral and foliate decoration in baluster form.

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

Two Elkington and Co. silver plated graduating meat covers

Quality Elkington & Co.silver plated three bottle tantalus with folding handle, lion masks and paw feet c.1910

A Sheffield plate bottle coaster, Elkington & Co. /, circa 1853, the latticed and lobed body joining to a circular wooden foot, 18 cm diameter

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

A Victorian sterling silver hot water jug, 1881/2 London, with maker's mark for Frederick Elkington, of elegant pear shaped form with a gadrooned lower section and a stepped dome lid with conforming decoration and finial, an ear shaped timber handle an

A sterling silver fluted teapot, 1899/1900 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Elkington & Co, the striking oval teapot of fluted 'Spider's Web' design, with a deep collar and domed lid with timber finial, the waisted base with a conformi

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

Two sterling silver sauce ladles, one Old English pattern by Thomas Wilkes Barker, London, 1806, the other Kings pattern by Frederick Elkington, Birmingham, 1886. Total weight 152g.

An Elkington silver-plate cutlery set for six, including fish cutlery and serving pieces. One entree knife deficient

An Elkington silver-plate cutlery set for twelve. Twelve each soup spoons, meat knives and forks, dessert spoons, fish knives and forks, entree knives and forks, hors d'oeuvres knives and forks, teaspoons, coffee spoons, tablespoons, cake forks, one ca

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,

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