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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY

It is difficult to trace the origin of the firm in the 18th and the first part of the 19th century, owing to the complexity of intertwined partnerships involving the numerous firms active in Sheffield in the silver business. The Chronology until 1829 is only a hypothesis largely based on Frederick Bradbury's book on Old Sheffield Plate (first published in 1912).
Anyway, Henry Wilkinson & Co, Plate Worker, Norfolk Street, Sheffield entered its first mark in the Sheffield Assay Office on September 24, 1831.
Henry Wilkinson & Co was involved in the manufacture of Old Sheffield Plate and was the second firm in Sheffield to receive a licence for the use of the electroplating system (1843).
Various pieces of its production were successfully exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851
Since the 1850s Henry Wilkinson & Co was active in London with James Price as agent and from 1857 with a Showroom at 4 Bolt Court, Fleet Street (later, Ely House, 13 Charterhouse Street, Holborn Circus).
Hallmarks were entered in London Assay Office in 1857 (by Henry Wilkinson) and 1879 (by John Brashier).
In 1872 the firm was converted into a Limited Liability Company under the style Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd.
In 1892 the business went into liquidation and was bought by Walker & Hall.

CHRONOLOGY:
J.Winter c. 1760
Winter, Parsons & Hall c. 1770-1773
John Parsons & Co 1773-1787
J. & T. Settle c. 1815-1829
Settle & Wilkinson c. 1829
Henry Wilkinson & Co c. 1830-1872
Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd 1872-1892



STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS
Henry Wilkinson & Co, Sheffield 1834 Henry Wilkinson & Co, Sheffield (mark entered 1831)
Henry Wilkinson for Henry Wilkinson & Co, London 1857 Henry Wilkinson for Henry Wilkinson & Co, London 1857 Henry Wilkinson for Henry Wilkinson & Co, London
(marks entered 1857, defaced 1879)
Henry Wilkinson & Co, Sheffield 1874 Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd, Sheffield (mark in use in 1874)
Henry Wilkinson & Co, Sheffield 1878 and London 1892 Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd,
Sheffield (entered 1878 -possibly-) and London (entered 1892)
John Brashier for Henry Wilkinson & Co, London 1881 John Brashier for Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd, London
(mark entered 1879)
Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd, London entered 1890 Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd, London entered 1890 Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd, London
(mark entered 1890)
Henry Wilkinson & Co, Sheffield 1890 and London 1892 Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd,
Sheffield (entered 1890 -possibly-) and London (entered 1892)


SILVER PLATE MARKS
Henry Wilkinson & Co, silver plate mark


Two images of pieces presented by Henry Wilkinson & Co to the 1851 London Great Exhibition Catalog:
A centre-piece described as "a clever combination of figures and foliage, standing on a pedestal of enriched character. The branches for candles bend forward from the main stem with an easy lightness and the glass dish in the centre is of good form" (left)
and "The Ionic Inkstand in the Elizabethan style is a simple but graceful necessary for the library table. The manufactures uphold the high reputation the have acquired" (right)


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