Antique A1 Silver Plate William Hutton Sheffield Nutcracker Nut Cracker Unusual Handles Bark Design
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Item - Antique A1 Silver Plated Reversible Nutcrackers by William Hutton & Sons of Sheffield with rather unusual handles in the form of what appears to be the bark of a tree, Circa 1880-1900 (please see all photos) never seen another pair quite the same.
Maker - Huttons of Sheffield
Stamps - The Nutcrackers is are stamped with the 'Crossed Arrows' mark and the William Hutton Mark of, WH and A for A1 Silver Plate.
Type - Tableware
Circa - 1880-1900
Construction - Silver Plate on Brass
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 5.25" in length
Weight - 160 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition.
Other Interesting Points - The firm was established in Birmingham by William Hutton in 1800, moving to Sheffield in 1832. After the death of William Hutton, William Carr Hutton continued to run the business and changed the company name to William Hutton & Son, unfortunately he was to follow his father to the grave, so in stepped Herbert Hutton and his two brothers James & Robert. Towards the end of the 19th Century the company began to blossom and took over two companies Favell & Co and Creswick & Co., whose 'crossed arrows' mark was used by Huttons. Huttons were renowned for the quality of their arts and crafts silverware & pewter items at the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries and continued successfully until the 1920s, when a lack of foresight led to their demise and they were swallowed up by the heavyweight of the time...James Dixon & Sons in 1930.
(Please see all Photos).
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