2 Silver Individual Cream Jugs by Walker & Hall 1902
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1910: Item # 599770
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It's wonderful to find a pair of these antique Victorian creamers still together after more than a century! They'd be a splendid gift for a romantic couple who have shown staying-power, too -- perhaps your parents -- and perfect for use both with the morning coffee and afternoon tea.
They were fashioned by Walker & Hall of Sheffield in England, among the world's leading producers of sterling and fine silver-plated goods in Victorian and Art Deco times. These pieces are very heavily plated (marked 2HP) on an underlying metal with lots of weight to ensure no worries about their toppling over. The date letter k identifies the year as 1902.
Also present on each base are the company's jaunty logo, which looks like a golf flag, containing the letters W & H; the words "Walker & Hall Sheffield" and "Warranted Hard & Silver Soldered"; and the style or stock numbers "53444," "A1" and "79".
Size is about 3 1/4 inches high and 4 1/4 inches wide from the outer handle to the lip. The base is 2 inches round. Style is Late Victorian Neo-Classical and overall condition is simply marvelous, with no loss of plating that we can find. The C R (or R C) monogram, which appears on the fronts in stylized Celtic lettering, could probably be polished out by a good jeweler. But perhaps you have these in mind for Robert and Claire or Rebecca and Charles -- or ?
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