Fantastic Pair of Very Rare Antique (1903) Fully Hallmarked English Walker & Hall Sterling Silver 8/20cm Tall Bud Vases. Please browse all 12 photographs attached for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory.
Very elegant bud vases made by a master silversmith of the highest order. Marvellous weight and feel and a superb example of the best of British Silver workmanship in the Victorian era. Each vase weighs approximately 125 to130g. There are not too many of these fluted vases in existence particularly in this condition.A fantastic and much sought after collector's pair of vases made by the esteemed British Silversmiths of repute Walker & Hall. These items are well over 100 years old and whilst obviously not 100% perfect they are in excellent condition.
In 1840 George Walker, a Sheffield cutler, and Dr. Wright, a surgeon, worked out the process of electroplating and formed the business of Walker and Co (of Sheffield). In 1843 Henry Hall who was a Worcester solicitor and a man of business joined Walker to set up the first plant in Sheffield, their formal partnership dating from 1845.Walker & Hall business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker. Becoming an assistant of Dr. John Wright who had conducted important experiments on electroplating Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield.
The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London.Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa). Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found. Walker & Hall Ltd, 1920-the present. A subsidiary of Mappin & Webb Ltd, a member of Sears Holdings Ltd since 1971.
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