Enamelled silver box by James Dixon

£650.00

Antiques Reference 2449

Enamelled silver box by James Dixon

 

Description

English enamelled silver box by James Dixon. Beautifully decorated with flowers and leaves on a white background. Cedar lined with a divider. Enamel in excellent condition with a little surface scratching which does not detract from the piece. Silver in excellent condition. Hallmarks rubbed. Interior has been used to store pens so a few ink stains Hallmarked James Dixon Sheffield 1954.

A very attractive enamelled silver box

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 James Dixon Sheffield 1954.

Dimensions Approximate 18cm x 9 cm x 5.5cm

Condition report Enamel in excellent condition with a little surface scratching which does not detract from the piece. Silver in excellent condition. Hallmarks rubbed. Interior has been used to store pens so a few ink stains

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