James Dixon and Sons Arts and Crafts silver cylindrical lidded pot with handle

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James Dixon and Sons Arts and Crafts silver cylindrical lidded pot with handle

£695.00

Antique Reference 2173

James Dixon and Sons Arts and Crafts silver cylindrical lidded pot with handle

Description

Description

A James Dixon and Sons Arts and Crafts silver cylindrical lidded pot with handle. The faux rivet design is attributed to Jan Eisenloffel in 1902 and was copied by James Dixon and Sons. They also made candlesticks and lamp bases using this design. An unusual and beautiful piece.

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 1903

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approx height 12 cm excluding the handle width 8 cm

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