DIXONS TEA/COFFEE SERVICE
VINTAGE ITEM: A Silver plated Britannia Metal tea and coffee pots, milk and sugar set, by DIXONS.
It is rare to find Britannia metal plating in such good condition.
The pieces have fluted, widely cupped sides, resting on pedestal bases. These have excellent incised decoration. There is further embellishment to the handles. The whole topped off with very good acorn top finials.
The sugar bowl possibly had a lid originally.
Tallest 25 cm H. (4 pcs)
model code:ANT MI Lot105:A15
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James Dixon and Son, Sheffield, ENGLAND
Established in 1806, it was a major manufacturer during the industrial revolution, embracing new technologies and materials.
Production included tableware and whistles, and Dixon tea and coffee pots are especially valuable today.
1822 became Dixon & Sons (plural), in 1835 began to use fused metals, and reg mark of a lion & unicorn with slanted oval between in a cartouche. 1st electroplating in 1848, the bugle mark introduced in 1879
The company remained family run until 1976, when it passed into American ownership, then producing as British Silverware Ltd.
Production ceased in 1992.