c 1900 Silver Plated Sheffield Sugar Shaker Spoon by Anthony Burton
A lovely and classic Victorian to early Edwardian English antique hallmarked silver plate sugar sifter spoon with decorative pierced "guilt bowl" and formed arched handle. It bears the hallmarks of Silversmith Anthony Burton of the most famous Sheffield UK. Sheffield is very important in English industrial history, playing a crucial role in the Industrial Revolution. There were many significant inventions and developed in the city in the Victorian 19th century era, and a huge expansion of its cutlery trade, when stainless steel and crucible steel were developed locally.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
ANTHONY BURTON, Silversmith of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Active with his own manufactory from 1901 at 23 Furnival St and 124 Broomhall St, Sheffield. 'British Electroplate Silver And Silver Plate Marks' lists 3 distinctive hallmarks from 1900-1909 for Anthony Burton:
(BUR over TON) inside a shield
(BUR over TON) in script inside a shield
(BUR over TON) inside a rectangle (of which this piece displays, see photos)
Anthony Burton 1844-1907, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, and died at age 62. He and his wife Isabel Burton 1846-1903 (Isabella Sarah Ann Hartley, also seen as Isabel Russell, Russel) were married at Calverley, York, England in 1866. They had 3 children: Jonathan Arper Russel Burton, Thomas Burton and Beatrice Burton Langcake. Together they are buried at the Norton Cemetery in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Their gravesites can be found online.
This lovely and classic sugar sifter / tea-strainer is in very good condition, see photos. It was found recently in Devon, England.
Size: 6.5 inches in length, 2 inches wide
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