Makers & Designers

Strauss & Co’s decorative arts department has handled a worldly list of makers and designers specialising in furniture making, jewellery, silver, glass, porcelain and other artisanal trades.

Strauss & Co’s decorative arts department has handled a worldly list of makers and designers specialising in furniture making, jewellery, silver, glass, porcelain and other artisanal trades. This searchable database lists prominent makers and designers sold by Strauss & Co, including René Lalique, Gio Ponti, Patrick Mavros, as well as coveted houses like The Barnards and Tiffany & Co.



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Walker & Hall

Chester, London & Sheffield, England 



The business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker. Becoming an assistant of Dr. John Wright who had conducted important experiments on electroplating Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield. The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa), Wellington (1911) and Auckland (1914) in New Zealand. Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found.

CHRONOLOGY:
Walker & Co, 1845-1848
Walker, Coulson & Hall, 1848-1853
Walker & Hall 1853-1920
Walker & Hall Ltd, 1920-the present
part of British Silverware Ltd, 1963-1971
a subsidiary of Mappin & Webb Ltd, a member of Sears Holdings Ltd since 1971


34 lots offered      88.24% sold      ZAR 468 373
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
A George V silver presentation tray, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1931
21 Feb 2022
Unsold
A George V silver rose bowl, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1926
25 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
An Edward VII silver teapot and hot water jug, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1901
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 15 243
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A George V silver presentation tray, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1931
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
A George V silver teapot, Walker & Hall Company Limited, London, 1917
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Victorian silver dish, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1894
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Victorian silver tankard, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1897
16 Mar 2020
Sold for ZAR 3 166
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A George V silver basket, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1930
18 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A George V assembled silver 'Hanoverian' pattern flatware service, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1915-1920
18 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 29 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A silver-plated hot water jug, Walker & Hall, 20th century
18 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
An Edward VII silver inkstand, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1904
18 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 10 553
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
An Edward VIII silver sugar caster, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1936
18 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.