Victorian Silver Plated Travelling Picnic Set
Maker: Hukin & Heath
From a design by Dr Christopher Dresser. An antique silver plated automobile set beautifully arranged with many of the pieces...
From a design by Dr Christopher Dresser. An antique silver plated automobile set beautifully arranged with many of the pieces slotting inside each other. All in the original leather covered carrying case. Each piece with an engraved monogram and crest. There is a similar set by Dr Christopher Dresser in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (see photos). Kettle height 9 cms (14.5 cms with handle), contains 1 pint. Teapot height 7.5 cms, contains half a pint. Stamped underneath with silver plate stamps for Hukin and Heath, a design number and a Victorian registration mark. Circa 1890.
1 kettle of cauldron form with rattan-covered handle and domed cover, containing a tea canister and a burner
1 teapot with rattan handle, containing a gilded beaker and glass container with screw cover and fitted stopper
1 flask with screw cap
2 circular boxes with screw on lids
This rare travelling set is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The pieces are all matching and original to the set. The main pieces are stamped underneath with silver plate stamps for Hukin and Heath, a design number and a Victorian registration mark. The silver plate and raffia handles are in good condition. The carrying case is in good but used condition (inside the doors there is provision for 4 spoons which are missing). 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: Hukin & Heath
Hukin and Heath, active as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters, was established in Birmingham in 1855. In 1875 the firm entered its mark in Birmingham Assay Office, while in 1879 the founders Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath entered their mark in London Assay Office. The firm was active at Imperial Works, Great Charles Street, Birmingham and in the showrooms at 19 Charterhouse Street, London. J.T. Hukin retired in 1881 and in 1886 J.T. Heath continued the partnership with John Hartsghorne Middleton. In 1904 the business was converted into a limited liability company under the style Hukin & Heath Ltd. The firm went out of business in 1953. Hukin abd Heath is well known for its production in the 1870s and 1880s of silver and electroplated wares under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Dresser.
Customer satisfaction is our primary concern
All silverware on our website is checked thoroughly prior to offering it for sale and every product listing contains a condition report and details of the silver hallmarks.
All items offered on our website include:
- Free Shipping Worldwide
- Tracked and Insured
- 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
- We are accredited members of LAPADA and conform to their strict professional standards
- We dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payments
More detailed information about deliveries, returns and how to pay is available in the Help section at the bottom of this page.
Recently Viewed Products
Keep up to date with our Latest Items and News on Early Silver