Victorian Silver Tray / Salver / Platter - Edward Barnard & Sons - London - 1897. What a lovely heavy piece of Victorian Sterling Silver by Edward Barnard & Sons of London.
Possibly the oldest manufacturing silversmith in the world, the origin of this business having been established by Anthony Nelme c. Francis Nelme inherited the business on the death of his father in 1722 and continued until 1739 when Thomas Whipham took over the business. On his death in 1756 his son Thomas Whipham jr took into partnership Charles Wright. Thomas retired in 1775 and the business was continued by Charles Wright.The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786 and the latter son of Edward Barnard (I) became the foreman of the firm. Chawner was master to the first Edward Barnard (I) so that the connection of the Barnard family can be traced from 1773. In 1796 took into partnership John Emes that became the owner after the retirement of Chawner, maintaining Edward Barnard (I) as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard (I).
Rebecca Emes withdrew in 1829 and Edward Barnard (I) became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard (II), John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the style 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. Francis Nelme, 1721 - c. The business was amalgamated with that of Henry Chawner in 1786.
Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, 1910. From 1977 a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
Dragons head family Crescent in the centre. A heavy 740grams and is 29cm across. London hallmarks and date letter b for 1897. Lovely piece with the usual vintage marks but what a piece, what a statement. The item "Victorian Silver Tray / Salver / Platter Edward Barnard & Sons London 1897" is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling". The seller is "chappellini" and is located in Penshurst, NSW.
This item can be shipped worldwide.