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William Comyns

William Comyns. This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in circa 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg (founded circa 1720), an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co. William Comyns, silversmith, subsequently moved to 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then to 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and to Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises were taken from circa 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho. The firm became William Comyns & Son in circa 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. William Comyns died in January 1916. The business became William Comyn & Sons Ltd in 1930, with R.H. Comyns as permanent governing director. In 1953 the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London, with premises in Tower Street, London, WC2.

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William Comyns

William Comyns. This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in circa 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg (founded circa 1720), an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co. William Comyns, silversmith, subsequently moved to 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then to 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and to Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises were taken from circa 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho. The firm became William Comyns & Son in circa 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. William Comyns died in January 1916. The business became William Comyn & Sons Ltd in 1930, with R.H. Comyns as permanent governing director. In 1953 the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London, with premises in Tower Street, London, WC2.

  • 1903

    William Comyns

    9813 Antique Silver Basket

    £675

    An excellent antique silver swing handle basket with wirework body. Charming period style. The applied vine leaf decoration is highlighted with bunches of grapes and little bees. Weight 446 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Length 25.5cm. Width 21.5cm. Height 5.9cm (without handle). London 1903. Maker William Comyns. Sterling silver.

  • 1899

    William Comyns

    8239 Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Table Snuff Box

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    An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a cast border decorated with flowers. Substantial size. The inset mother of pearl top has a deeply carved scene depicting a biblical scene. The interior of the box retains its original gilt finish. Height 2.8 cms. Length 8.2 cms. Width 6.2 cms. London 1899. Maker William Comyns.

  • 2005

    William Comyns

    7525 Novelty Silver Pig Cruet

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    A delightful sterling silver condiment set consisting of two salt and pepper shakers in the form of a pig and a mustard server, with matching spade spoon, modelled as a pig trough. The quality of the workmanship is excellent. Heavy gauge silver. Original gilt to the mustard interior and spoon. Weight 616 grams, 19.8 troy ounces. Height of pigs 9/6 cms. Height trough 4 cms. English silver hallmarks for London 2005. Maker William Comyns.

  • 1928 - 1932

    William Comyns

    9757 Vintage Silver Wall Sconces

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    A harlequin pair of George V silver wall lights with shield shaped back plates and gadroon borders. Each lamp has 2 candle holders. Gross weight 1500 grams, 49 troy ounces approx. Back plate measures 20.3cm x 19.9cm. London 1928, maker William Comyns andLondon 1932, maker “GD” unidentified. Sterling silver.

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