975. Large Sterling Silver Sweet Dish Sheffield 1902


An Exceptionally Stylish English Sterling Silver Sweet or Nut Dish of large size. Traditional Scallop Shell form with lavish repousse, pierced and scroll decoration allover, raised on three reeded ball feet.

Condition:  Good condition with no imperfections.

Mark of HA for Atkin Brothers Harry Atkin.

Sheffield assay marks for 1902

Height:  (entire as shown image one) 9.75” (24.5cm). Width: (at widest) 8” (20.5cm).

Weight: (an impressive) 7.10 ozs. (225 grams).

 

Atkin Bros. Harry Atkin: The firm traces its establishment to Thomas Law in mid 18th century. It was succeeded by Henry Atkin and John Oxley trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co. In 1840 Henry Atkin continued the trade as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. After his death, his brothers Harry Wrigth Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the business as Atkin Brothers. The firm was converted in 1925 into a limited liability company under the style of Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd. In 1958 the flatware business was sold to C J Vander of London and the holloware business to Adie Brothers of Birmingham.