W & W Antiques
Web site: https://www.wandwantiques.com/
A delightful English Arts & Crafts style bowl or cup, designed in sterling silver with a charismatic hand planished finish to the bowl and adorned with three decorative ring handles. All sitting solidly, from a good gauge of silver above a ring moulded raised circular foot.
- Hallmarked, James Dixon & Sons, Ltd. Sheffield, 1912 (George V period).
- Registered Marks: Sterling Silver (925).
- Marked to the underside of the base with Y204.
- A lovely design in the Arts & Crafts style in the transition period of styles (pre-WW1) and before the modernism of the 1920's.
- The bowl is in great condition, with only light surface wear commensurate with antique age at c.109 years of age.
James Dixon & Sons were founded in 1806 in Sheffield. They were a major British manufacturers in the Industrial Revolution and highly successful in the 19th century and first half of the 20th Century as superior manufacturers of metal goods.
The firm exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, being commended in a range of classes for silver and Britannia metal. Their costing book of 1879 includes designs by Christopher Dresser, registered from 1880, and these were produced until at least 1885, referenced by the trade catalogue.
They were one of the foremost names in sterling silver and electroplated nickel silver (EPNS) and established manufacturers of pewterware and electroplated Britannia metal (advertising image ref: Graces Guide).
Ready to provide beautiful service for another 100 years.
Free delivery in the mainland UK as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees. If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.