ENGLISH STERLING SILVER DESSERT SET FRUIT KNIFE FORK SPOON Original Fitted Case
VERY FINE ANTIQUE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER DESSERT SET IN FITTED CASE. BEAUTIFUL FITTED CASE IS MARKED INSIDE WITH RETAILER'S MARK. DESSERT KNIFE WITH SOLID STERLING BLADE, STERLING FORK AND SPOON. HAND ENGRAVED DECORATION ON HANDLES AND KNIFE BLADE. FULLY MARKED WITH ENGLISH STERLING HALLMARKS FOR LONDON (fork dated 1899, spoon and fork dated 1902, same maker mark). Maker's mark for Josiah Williams & Co - George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsnorough Fullerton. The firm was the largest manufacturing silversmiths in England outside London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The activity was established in Bristol by William Woodman at the beginning of the 19th century pieces with his mark date from c. The business was succeeded by Robert Williams marks c. 1845 James Williams took in partnership his two sons James and Josiah Williams, trading as Robert Williams & Sons until his retirement in 1853. In 1855 the firm, listed as James & Josiah Wiliams, was active at 14 Small Street, Bristol as manufacturers of silver and electroplated goods. In 1860 the firm had temporary premises in London, at 79 White Lion Street, Pentonville, while from 1877 they were active at 18 St. After the retirement of James Williams c. 1877 the partners of the firm (now Josiah Williams & Co) were Josiah Williams and George Maudsley Jackson (until 1879 when also Josiah Williams retired from the business).
Josiah Williams production was mainly responsible for keeping the Exeter Assay Office busy during this period. After the closure of the office (1882) the hallmarking was transferred to London (where George Maudsley Jackson entered his mark). In 1884 David Landsbororough Fullerton joined to the partnership and the factory moved to Three Queens Lane, Bristol, with London office at 25 Thavies Inn, Holborn. Jackson the control of the firm was assumed by D.
KNIFE IS ABOUT 7 7/8 in. FORK IS ABOUT 6 7/16 in.
SPOON IS ABOUT 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm) LONG. CASE SIZE: 9 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. TOTAL WEIGHT OF SPOON AND FORK IS ABOUT 72 GRAMS. WEIGHT OF THE KNIFE IS ABOUT 45 GRAMS (handle is weighted).
VERY MINOR DINGS TO SPOON. LIGHT WEAR / STORAGE MARKS TO FITTED CASE. BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SET OF FINEST QUALITY.
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- Pattern: Strawberry
- Type: DESSERT SET, FRUIT KNIFE / FORK
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Age: 1850-1899