Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled bowl by Martin Hall and Co

£525.00

Antiques Reference 2373

Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled bowl by Martin Hall and Co

 

Description

Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled bowl by Martin, Hall and Co. The elegantly shaped bowl stands on 3 shaped legs. Excellent original condition and clear, crisp hallmarks. Hallmarked Martin, Hall and Co Birmingham 1906

History

The origin of Martin Hall and Co is in the partnership established in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts who traded as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left the business in 1836 and in 1846 John Roberts entered in partnership with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) under the style Roberts & Hall. In 1854 they entered into the partnership Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) under the style Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm was converted into a Limited Company. The factory was active at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street Park, Sheffield with showrooms in London (where they were listed as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplated manufacturers, silver, plated and steel cutlers), Sydney, Birmingham and Glasgow.
The firm participated to the 1851 Great Exhibition, the International Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melboune Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair.
Besides its sterling silver and electroplated items the firm had a successful cheap line of production on a patented white metal called “Martinoid”.Items made by Martin, Hall & Co were retailed by Wordley & Co – Liverpool, Ball & Edwards – Birmingham, Henry Ellis & Son – Exeter, Charles Nephew & Co – Calcutta, West & Son – Dublin, Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd – Cornhill, Pearce & Co – Leeds, Mappin Brothers – London, George Edward & Sons – Glasgow, James Aitchinson – Edinburgh, Mackay & Chisholm – Edinburgh and many other firms.
After WWI and a brief association of interests with Gladwin Ltd the firm went in liquidation and was struck off the register in 1936 (according to another source the business was sold to Frank Cobb & Co in 1931/1932).

Date Hallmarked Martin Hall and Co Birmingham 1906. Numbered 11504

Condition Excellent original condition .

Dimensions Approximate width 14 cm and height 8 cm

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