Arts and Crafts English silver Tazza by James Dixon

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Arts and Crafts English silver Tazza by James Dixon

£725.00

Antique Reference 2081

Arts and Crafts Silver Tazza by James Dixon

Description

Description

English Arts and Crafts silver Tazza with hand hammered finish. 3 scrolled legs taper to the base in addition to the central shaped column. Hallmarked James Dixon Sheffield 1904. Marked to the underside of the base 3389. A delightful piece of Arts and Crafts silver.

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 Hallmarked Sheffield 1904

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 15.3 cm and width 12 cmWould you like more images of this item or require further detail about this piece? Here at Solo Antiques we are always happy to answer questions and provide more information.

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