Superb Pr. ELKINGTON 9" Sterling Silver Bud Vases c1919
A GORGEOUS PAIR OF ELKINGTON SILVER 9" BUD VASES
These beautiful bud vases are in very good condition and date to ca1919. The Hallmark is still very well defined. Elkington are well known for their very high quality Silver plate, but their Sterling silver pieces are far rarer. A wonderful pair of vases.
It was founded by George Richards Elkington and his cousin, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd.. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appoin