Circa 1894 Cased Hall Marked “GMJ” British Sterling
Fan Shape Footed Butter Dish with Matching Serving Knife

A fine and beautiful two piece sterling silver set in a royal blue velvet interior - leather covered custom case with full and proper hallmarks on the butter dish and serving knife.

Josiah Williams & Co -George Maudsley Jackson- St Augustine's Parade, Bristol - London 1894 hallmark 
The firm was the largest manufacturing silversmiths in England outside London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The activity was established in Bristol by William Woodman at the beginning of the 19th century (pieces with his mark date from c. 1818 to c. 1838).

The business was succeeded by Robert Williams (marks c. 1832-1854). In c. 1845 James Williams took in partnership his two sons James and Josiah Williams, trading as Robert Williams & Sons until his retirement in 1853.

In 1855 the firm, listed as James & Josiah Wiliams, was active at 14 Small Street, Bristol as manufacturers of silver and electroplated goods. In 1860 the firm had temporary premises in London, at 79 White Lion Street, Pentonville, while from 1877 they were active at 18 St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol.
After the retirement of James Williams (c. 1877) the partners of the firm (now Josiah Williams & Co) were Josiah Williams and George Maudsley Jackson (until 1879 when also Josiah Williams retired from the business).

Josiah Williams production was mainly responsible for keeping the Exeter Assay Office busy during this period.


After the closure of the office (1882) the hallmarking was transferred to London (where George Maudsley Jackson entered his mark GJM). Price $300

Cased Set of Six (6) Matching Victorian Sterling Silver Napkin Rings - Hall Marked By Wm Devenport Birmingham circa 1900

Description: This lovely cased set of fluted edge Victorian silver napkin rings are dated Birmingham 1900 and each ring bears the hallmark of William Devenport and is in excellent condition. Case is in excellent condition.

The set of napkin rings are presented in an attractive domed black leather case with royal blue satin velvet interior and case latch.

Hallmarks: WD for William Devenport.Birmingham Assay Mark. Lion Passant. Date letter "a" for 1900.

Dimensions: Napkin rings: Diameter: 4 cm / 1.5 inches – Width 1.7 cm / 11/16 inches

Hallmark: W.D into an oval William Devenport Northwood Street, Birmingham - 1896 hallmark

Price: $325  SOLD

Beautiful Near Mint Condition "Stately" Pattern by State House Sterling Silver Flatware Set - Eight (8) Place Setting - 59 pieces total.

1948 one year only issued set by State House Silver Co., custom flatware group of Oneida Silver Company. It is in near mint condition. The set came from a woman in NC who was married in 1948, divorced two years later and never remarried, hence very minimal set usage.

All pieces are marked "State House" & "Sterling". Some have Stately also on the item.

This set includes:

8 Dinner Knives, 8 Dinner Forks, 8 Salad Forks,       8 Teaspoons, 8 Soup Spoons, 8 Ice Tea Spoons,

1 Gravy Ladle, 2 Large Serving Spoon, 1 Large Salad Serving Fork, 1 Condiments Spoon, 1 Master Butter, 1 Pickle / Lemon Fork, 1 Jelly Server, Carving Knife & Fork,  1 Carving Knife Sharpener.

Set comes in its original State House marked flatware storage chest. The silverware is in excellent condition, no monograms. This set will be beautifully polished prior to shipment.

Price: $2400  SOLD

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