Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set
Maker: Martin Hall and Co
An excellent quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery having real mother of pearl cutlery handles with shaped ends. The...
An excellent quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery having real mother of pearl cutlery handles with shaped ends. The silver is prettily engraved with flowers. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box. Length of knife 20.5 cms, fork 17 cms. Sheffield 1874. Maker Martin Hall.
This attractive silver cutlery is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving has a crisp and fine quality finish. Each piece is stamped with full and matching English silver hallmarks. The box is original and in good order. 1 of the fork handles has a slight flaw near the pointed end (a slither) which is probably original – see photo. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. The cutlery handles are made from real mother of pearl shell and there may occasionally be a slight variation in grain and size
Maker: Martin Hall and Co
The firm Martin Hall was established as a partnership in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts, trading as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left in 1836. In 1846 John Roberts became partners with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) as Roberts & Hall. In 1854 Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) entered the partnership and the firm became Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm became a limited company. Although originally based at Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield the company also had factories in London and Birmingham with showrooms in London and Glasgow. The firm participated in the 1851 Great Exhibition, the International Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melbourne Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair. In liquidation 1933, Closed by 1936. Their full name was Richard Martin, Ebenezer Hall & Co.
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