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George Unite

George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite in Birmingham and London until circa 1865.
The firm advertised as manufacturer of Gold and Silver brooches, bracelets, fish carvers, dessert knives and forks, card cases, cake knives, knife fork and spoon, fruit knives, butter knives, pickle forks, caddy shells, sugar scoops and sifters, cups, cigar cases, pens, etc…..
The firm became George Unite & Sons in circa 1865 continuing until the death of George Richard Unite in 1897.
William Henry Lyde (electroplate manufacturer) took over the business and in 1928 the business became a limited company George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd

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George Unite

George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite in Birmingham and London until circa 1865.
The firm advertised as manufacturer of Gold and Silver brooches, bracelets, fish carvers, dessert knives and forks, card cases, cake knives, knife fork and spoon, fruit knives, butter knives, pickle forks, caddy shells, sugar scoops and sifters, cups, cigar cases, pens, etc…..
The firm became George Unite & Sons in circa 1865 continuing until the death of George Richard Unite in 1897.
William Henry Lyde (electroplate manufacturer) took over the business and in 1928 the business became a limited company George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd

  • 1858 - 1900

    George Unite

    9361 Antique Silver Novelty Salts

    £795

    A delightful set of three antique silver condiments, each in the form of a knight’s helmet. The visor moves up and down to open and close the salt pot. Gilded interiors. Total silver weight 195 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. One salt London 1858, height 6.4cm, diameter 5.1 cm. Two salts London 1900, height 6.6cm, diameter 5.2cm. All made by George Unite.

  • 1837

    George Unite

    9785 Antique Silver Wine Label

    £220

    An unusual silver bottle ticket with a large bunch of grapes on a vine leaf background. Pierced to the front with “RUM”. Weight 9 grams. Measures 6.3 x 3.6 cm. Birmingham 1837. Maker George Unite. Sterling silver.

  • 1888

    George Unite

    8811 Antique Silver Caddy Spoon

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    A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle. With a very pretty embossed flower design to the bowl. Weight 11 grams. Length 7 cms. Width 4.3 cms. Birmingham 1888. Maker George Unite.

  • 1862

    George Unite

    8826 Antique Silver Spirit Label

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    A handsome antique sterling silver rum label in the form of a vine leaf pierced for Rum. Excellent detail. Weight 8 grams. Measures 5.5 x 4 cms. Birmingham 1862. Maker George Unite.

  • 1833

    George Unite

    9123 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 8 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and foliage. Not gilded. Weight 59 grams, 1.8 troy ounce. Length 14 cms. Birmingham 1833. Maker George Unite.

  • 1893

    George Unite

    7083 Victorian Silver Trowel for Palmeira House in Hove

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    An excellent quality antique sterling silver presentation trowel with an inscription to one side and a finely engraved image of Palmeira House (see detailed description) to the other. Would make an ideal cake slice. Length 34 cms. Width 10.5 cms. London 1893. Maker George Unite.

  • 1861

    George Unite

    9579 Antique Silver Goblet

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    A very pretty antique sterling silver wine cup with an embossed decoration of flowers and leaves, and a blank cartouche to the front. Pale gilt interior. Contains 350 ml. Weight 227 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 17 cm. Diameter of top 9.2 cm. Birmingham 1861. Maker George Unite.

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