Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled tyg by Lambert and Co

£425.00

Antiques Reference 2463

Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled tyg by Lambert and Co

Description

Arts and Crafts hammered silver 3 handled tyg. Very decorative handles which are bifurcated at the base and at the top are shaped in the form of a fleur de lys. The vase has a bulbous base and is beautifully hand hammered. Hallmarked Herbert Lambert London 1902 and with a retailers mark to the base Lamberts 12 Coventry Street.  A very attractive piece of silver.

History

Herbert Lambert – The business was founded by Francis Lambert I (born in 1778) in 1803 opening a shop selling jewellery and silver plate at 11-12 Coventry Street. The manager was William Rawlings, who in 1819 entered in partnership with Lambert renaming the firm Lambert & Rawlings. In this period the firm manufactured on his own workshop situated on the corner of White Hart Court, Leicester Square all types of silver goods (except spoon and forks) using the marks entered at Goldsmiths’ Hall by John Wrangham (foreman) and William Moulson (his assistant).
Francis Lambert died in 1841 and the business was continued by William Rawlings and Francis Lambert II (born 1810, son of Francis Lambert I) with his mother Caroline (dead in 1860) as sleeping partner (Francis Lambert II was apprenticed to his father in 1825 obtaining his freedom in 1832).In 1851 the firm participated to the London Great Exhibition with an impressive group of silver. A similar group of silver was sent to the International Exhibition of 1862. The partnership with William Rawlings was dissolved in 1861, few months before his death. Meanwhile, since Francis Lambert II was dead in 1856, the firm was managed by his brother George Lambert (born 1823, second son of Francis Lambert I, obtained his freedom by service in 1845) under the name of Lambert & Co. The first mark of the firm was entered by George Lambert in 1868.Four sons of Francis Lambert II were involved in the silver business: Francis Lambert III (born c. 1845, free by Patrimony in 1866), William Rawlings Lambert (born c. 1846, free by Patrimony in 1868), Herbert Charles Lambert (born c. 1852, free by Patrimony in 1873, senior partner of the family business in 1902, dead 1924) and Ernest Dechemont Lambert (dead in 1912).
George Lambert died on 12 September 1901 Following his death the firm was continued by Herbert Charles Lambert (son of Francis Lambert II) and his brother Ernest Dechemont Lambert.In 1916 the firm was closed and absorbed by Harman & Co Ltd trading under the amended name of Harman & Lambert.

Date Hallmarked Herbert Lambert London 1902 and with a retailers mark to the base Lamberts 12 Coventry Street

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions height 11cm to the top of the handles

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