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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Centrepiece, EPNS Elkington, 1850, scalloped edge cut glass top with three hanging bowls, piece mounted on an engraving, depicting two Wolves hunting a deer, height 70 cm

A rare chest of Elkington plate cutlery and accessories, comprising: tray 1: 17 dinner knives, the steel blade marked 'Elkington & Co limited 73 Cheapside', 11 cheese knives, 12 dinner forks, 12 dessert forks, 12 tea spoons, 12 napking ring, 6 egg spoons,

A large Victorian sterling silver claret jug Elkington & Co / Birmingham /, circa 1856, with gadrooned edge to top & base, inscribed 'To the Rev. Joseph Arkwright M.A by the tenant farmers & friends hunting with Atherstone Hounds, Dec 1856&

A pair of large Victorian sterling silver wine goblets, by Elkington & Co. / Birmingham /, circa 1856, with gilt interior & gadrooning to base, approximately 836 gms silver, approximately 19.5 cm high

Victorian sterling silver Shifter spoon, sauce, ladle and scissors, hallmarked, Birmingham, 1888, F.E (Frederick Elkington), with engraved floral handles, with gilt bowls, total weight 200gm (2)

Pair of Victorian sterling silver sauce ladles, hallmarked, hallmarked, Birmingham, 1888, F.E (Frederick Elkington), in King pattern, total weight 214gm (2)

Pair of Victorian sterling silver claw sugar, tongs, hallmarked, Birmingham, 1888, F.E (Frederick Elkington), set with claw hands, with engraved floral motifs, total weight 47gm, length 13 cm

Victorian sterling Sliver serving spoon, hallmarked, Birmingham, 1888, F.E (Frederick Elkington), in Kings pattern with oval bowl, total weight 208gm, length 34 cm

An Edwardian silver bread basket, pierced oval boat shape raised on four paw feet, gadrooned rimmed, pierced swing handled. Sheffield 1903 by Elkington & Co. Ltd. 380gms. Width 27 cm

Two sets of enamel silver coffee spoons, comprising of a cased set of card suit 4 hallmarked Birmingham 1939 (Elkington & Co) and another set of 4 Danish by Egon Lauridsen, Copenhagen, circa 1936-66

Frederick Elkington Victorian sterling silver goblet, nicely engraved with a gun dog, marked Frederick Elkington, London, 1874, approx 196g, 17.5 cm high , ex. silver vaults, London, purchased in 1962

Bronze bust of Edward VII by Sydney March, for Elkington & Co, c.1921, in three quarter, raised on double waisted pedestal, incised signatures verso, height 20 cm

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R.A., 1834-1890 'Irish Dragoon 1815' silver on bronze statue marked Elkington & Co copyright, J E Boehm Scr approx 48 cm H. These statues refer to soldiers of the Battle of Waterloo, this sculptor's statue of Queen Vi

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R.A., 1834-1890 'Highlander 1815' silver on bronze statue marked Elkington & Co copyright, J E Boehm Scr approx 48 cm H. *note 42nd highlander regiment These statues refer to soldiers of the Battle of Waterloo, this sculp

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R.A., 1834-1890 'Welsh Fusilier 1815' silver on bronze statue marked Elkington & Co copyright, J E Boehm Scr approx 48 cm H. These statues refer to soldiers of the Battle of Waterloo, this sculptor's statue of Queen V

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R.A., (1834-1890) 'Grenadier 1st Guards1815' silver on bronze statue marked Elkington & Co copyright, J E Boehm Scr approx 46 cm H. These statues refer to soldiers of the Battle of Waterloo, this sculptor's statue of

Condiment set. Boxed twelve piece formal silver gilt set, in the style of Paul Storr, hallmarked London 1909, manufactured by Elkington & Co., retailed by Garrard & Co. Ltd, 112 Regent Street London W1, in velvet lined case

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.

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