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James Dixon

James Dixon, Sheffield silver maker, founded this family business in 1806 which became one of the major British manufacturers of Silver and Silver Plated wares during the 19th century. A world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories throughout the nineteenth century they exported powder flasks in large quantities to America. They were also known as whistle makers.

Their registered trade mark since 1879 was a Trumpet with a Banner hanging from it.

The firm exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, being awarded several prizes in different classes for silver and silver plate. Dixon’s costing book of 1879 includes designs by Christopher Dresser, registered from 1880, and these were produced until at least 1885, according to the trade catalogue issued in that year.

In 1920 the firm became a limited liability company and in 1930 they acquired the Sheffield firm of William Hutton & Sons Ltd. In the 1980s the firm had a financial collapse and the production in Cornish Place closed in 1992.

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James Dixon

James Dixon, Sheffield silver maker, founded this family business in 1806 which became one of the major British manufacturers of Silver and Silver Plated wares during the 19th century. A world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories throughout the nineteenth century they exported powder flasks in large quantities to America. They were also known as whistle makers.

Their registered trade mark since 1879 was a Trumpet with a Banner hanging from it.

The firm exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, being awarded several prizes in different classes for silver and silver plate. Dixon’s costing book of 1879 includes designs by Christopher Dresser, registered from 1880, and these were produced until at least 1885, according to the trade catalogue issued in that year.

In 1920 the firm became a limited liability company and in 1930 they acquired the Sheffield firm of William Hutton & Sons Ltd. In the 1980s the firm had a financial collapse and the production in Cornish Place closed in 1992.

  • 1896

    James Dixon

    7568 Victorian Silver Scent Flask

    £220

    A tiny size antique sterling silver flask with plain styling and a screw off top. Very handy size and would make a good baby gift. Engraved to the front is a decorative monogram. Small capacity and contains less than 20ml. Weight 33 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms (6 cms to top of cap), width 5.5 cms. London 1896. Maker James Dixon.

  • 1902

    James Dixon

    8371 Antique Silver Hip Flask

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    A smart plain styled sterling silver drinking flask with removable drinking cup. The curved features allow the flask to slip comfortably inside a pocket. Good gauge silver. The top has a screw thread locking mechanism. The drinking cup has the original gilt interior. Contains 140 ml. Weight 198 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cms. Width 8 cms. Sheffield 1902. Maker James Dixon & Sons

  • 1975 - 1976

    James Dixon

    8735 Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

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    A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in the elegant feather edge pattern. Total 129 pieces. All in a fitted wooden box. No crests or initials. Weight excluding knives and carving pieces 5503 grams, 166.9 troy ounces. All matching Sheffield 1975/76. Maker James Dixon & Sons.

  • Circa 1900

    James Dixon

    6828 Arts and Crafts Silver Plated and Crystal Claret Jug

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    A stylish antique wine jug with plain style silver plated mount and black bakalite handle. In the style of Christopher Dresser. Marked on the base of the handle for maker James Dixon & Sons. Height 25 cms. Spread 14.5 cms. Contains 1150 ml. Circa 1900. Marked on the base of the handle for maker James Dixon & Sons. Manufacturing number F3900.

  • Circa 1912

    James Dixon

    6911 Antique Silver and Crocodile Hip Flask

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    A smart plain styled sterling silver drinking flask with a brown crocodile covered top and removable drinking cup with gilt interior. The top has a swivel and lock safety mechanism. Contains 125 ml. Weight of cup 78 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Width 8.25 cms. Height 14 cms. Sheffield 1912. By James Dixons and Sons.

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