Biography: This old established manufacturing silversmith business was started by Anthony Nelme c. 1680 passing to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over the business in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr in 1756 who took into partnership Charles Wright. The Barnard's involvement started in 1786 when the business was taken over by Henry Chawner; Chawner had been Edward Barnard Is master and Barnards son Edward became foreman of the firm.In 1796 John Emes became a partner and after the retirement of Chawner, Emes became owner maintaining Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca Emes took as partner Edward Barnard II. Rebecca Emes retired in 1829 and Edward Barnard I became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the name Edward Barnard & Sons.
The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the style Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd. Literature: Originally from a large set, each plate has a number on the reverse side 99/33/74/84/89/72/50/81/70/75/71/83. Condition: This large set of silver plates are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver hallmarks are all matching and clear.
There is some light scratching and wear from use and these have not been polished away. 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. Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers.
All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Please make all cheques payable to "waxantiques". Posting days are Wednesday and Friday.North America, Australia and Japan: FREE. Rest of the world: Price on request. The item "Set of 12 Victorian Silver Dinner Plates London 1877 by Walter & John Barnard" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Plates/Platters/Trays". The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.