Art Nouveau English Silver Tazza by James Dixon and Sons

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Art Nouveau English Silver Tazza by James Dixon and Sons

£795.00

Antiques Reference 2046

Art Nouveau Silver vase by James Dixon & Sons

Description

Description

Silver Art Nouveau Tazza by James Dixon and Sons Sheffield 1907. 3 bifurcated handles decorated with shamrocks with a very decorative base with 3 additional shaped and scrolled feet. 19 cm tall and overall width 13 cm (including handle.) A beautifully hammered silver tazza.

History

James Dixon & Sons were founded in 1806 in Sheffield. They were one of the major British manufacturers in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. They were well known as manufacturers of Pewterware, Electroplated Britannia metal, Silverware and Electroplated nickel silver. Their products included hundreds of items for use in the kitchen (e.g. bowls, cutting-tools) and the dining room(e.g. tea services, cocktail shakers and mixers) as well as items like candlesticks for all rooms. They were a world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories through nineteenth century and exported powder flasks in large quantities to America. They were known as whistle makers, which like most of their products were of outstanding quality; they were one of the 4 great whistle makers, the others being W Dowler & Sons, J Stevens & Son & T Yates.

They were one of the foremost names in EPNS and sterling silver tableware including silver tea services and hollowware pieces. They also made silver ware serving pieces and had a wide catalogue of patterns. Their tea sets and hollowware pieces produced in silver are very valuable as antiques.

The firm continued to be a family run enterprise until 1976.

Date Sheffield 1907

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions 19 cm tall and overall width 13 cm (including handle.)

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