Victorian Silver Christening Set
Maker: Martin Hall and Co
An antique sterling silver baby set in a box consisting of a napkin ring, knife, spoon and fork. With very...
An antique sterling silver baby set in a box consisting of a napkin ring, knife, spoon and fork. With very attractive engraved detail. Original presentation box with velvet interior. Weight 131 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Knife 20 cms, Sheffield 1870. Fork 16.75 cms, Sheffield 1874. Spoon 16 cms, Sheffield 1874. Napkin ring Sheffield 1876. All by Martin Hall & Co.
This very pretty set is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are all clear and easy to read. All pieces are by Martin Hall & Co and the dates run from 1870 – 1876. 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.
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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