Victorian Silver Tureen
Maker: Martin Hall
A beautiful antique sterling silver tureen with matching cover. Classical oval vase shape with swept handles, bead borders, and mounted...
A beautiful antique sterling silver tureen with matching cover. Classical oval vase shape with swept handles, bead borders, and mounted with applied swags and ribbons. Engraved crest to lid and body. The other side with a fox hunting presentation inscription.
Weight 2437 grams, 78.3 troy ounces.
Height 29 cm. Spread 41 cm. Top opening 30 x 22 cm.
Maker Martin and Hall.
Marks. Full set of silver marks under the lid, on the body and on the top handle
This attractive silver serving tureen is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Good weight and heavy gauge silver. The engraved crests on the lid and body are both crisp. Deep applied decoration.
Maker: Martin Hall
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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