Antique Edwardian Silver Plated Spirit Kettle & Stand (William Hutton, c1905)
Antique English Victorian silver plated spirit kettle & stand in the Queen Anne style. Oval shaped kettle with fluted decoration around the outside & a domed shaped hinged lid & black finial on the top. Nicely scrolled shaped carrying handle over the top with ebonised wood insert & a swan neck spout on the side. The kettle sits on a plain stand & is raised on four shaped legs. Inside the legs is a stand with a spirit warmer mounted inside with hinged lid & matching fluted decoration which when lit would have been used to keep the contents of the kettle warm in the dining room. Marked on the underside with the makers mark. Lovely collectors item.
The firm was established in Birmingham by William Hutton in 1800 and transferred in Sheffield in 1832 where the firm was active as manufacturing silversmiths and platers at 27 High Street (140-146 West Street from 1886).
After his death the business was continued under the same style by the founder's son William Carr Hutton until 1864, when the name was changed to William Hutton & Son. This was a partnership of William Carr Hutton and his youngest son Herbert Hutton (senior, born 1843).
William Carr Hutton died in 1865 and c. 1870 Herbert Hutton Sr. was joined by his brothers James Edward Hutton (b. 1839) and Robert (b. 1840) and the name was changed to William Hutton & Sons.
A London showroom was opened in 1863 (13 Thavies Inn Holborn until 1891, and later 7 Farrington Road until 1918).
In 1893 the firm acquired Rupert Favell & Co (manufacturer silversmith at Bucknall Street, Oxford Street, London) and in the same year became William Hutton & Sons Ltd.
The firm acquired Creswick & Co in 1902, beginning to use their crossed arrows marks.
The last Hutton family MD was Herbert Hutton Jr. before the company failed in 1930. That was due to lack of foresight by the Chairman of the Board of directors (information courtesy Michael Hutton).
The firm was absorbed by James Dixon & Sons in 1930.
L x W x H
245mm x 140mm x 390mm
Excellent condition with light surface marks that are consistent with genuine age, use & polishing with no loss of silver plate.
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