Item number: 59099
Aesthetic Style sterling silver and ivory salad servers,
Sheffield 1887 by Atkin Brothers
The ivory handles carved in the shape of bamboo branches and merging into the subtly tapering stems. The bowl and prongs are decorated with engraved foliage and tendrils to the back and, analogously, on the lower parts of the handles.
An exceptionally fine crafted and rare pair of salad servers in excellent, undamaged condition and in their original case.
Length: 31 cm / 12.2″ each
Atkin Brothers silversmithy
Henry Atkin founded his silversmithy in 1845 in Howard Street, Sheffield, which existed until 1851. Around 1853 Harry Wright Atkin reopened the silversmithy in Matilda Street, Sheffield which existed until 1958 when it was bought by C. J. Vander Ltd.
The silversmithy mainly produced tableware and cutlery and was known for its high-quality, handcrafted objects. Atkin Brothers became particularly well known in the second half of the 19th century for their artistically high-quality silverware in the Aesthetic Style, of which, however, only a small quantity was produced for economical reasons.