Tea Cup & Saucer with Sterling Silver Holder & Handle. The porcelain cup has no handle and is equipped with a unique threaded porcelain system to fit & screw into the holder, as shown in the images.MINTONS mark dates between 1891 1912. Sterling Silver made by William Hutton & Sons dated 1912, Sheffield branch. +- 65 grams (2,293 ounces) of silver. CONDITION = Very good condition. No cracks or restorations at all. There are a few very light utensil marks on the porcelain saucer and some minor scuffing on the silver. There is a fleabite (tiny) chip on the base rim that stands on the surface, could be manufacture fault?
Images form part of the description. Cup & Saucer Height = 78 mm = 3,071 inches. Cup Diameter including silver handle = 116 mm = 4,567 inches. Cup diameter only = 88 mm = 3,465 inches.Saucer diameter = 142 mm = 5,591 inches. Total Weight = 280 grams = 9,877 ounces (unpacked net weight). Sterling Silver Cup Holder weight = +-65 grams 2,293 ounces (unpacked net weight).
This item is delicate & requires very careful and proper packaging in order to ensure that no damage occurs. Some History of William Hutton. The firm was established in Birmingham by William Hutton in 1800 and transferred in Sheffield in 1832 where the firm was active as manufacturing silversmiths and platers at 27 High Street (140-146 West Street from 1886). After his death the business was continued under the same style by the founder's son William Carr Hutton until 1864, when the name was changed to William Hutton & Son. This was a partnership of William Carr Hutton and his youngest son Herbert Hutton (senior, born 1843).
William Carr Hutton died in 1865 and c. Was joined by his brothers James Edward Hutton b. 1840 and the name was changed to William Hutton & Sons. A London showroom was opened in 1863 (13 Thavies Inn Holborn until 1891, and later 7 Farrington Road until 1918).
The firm acquired Creswick & Co in 1902, beginning to use their crossed arrows marks. The last Hutton family MD was Herbert Hutton Jr.
Before the company failed in 1930. That was due to lack of foresight by the Chairman of the Board of directors (information courtesy Michael Hutton).
The firm was absorbed by James Dixon & Sons in 1930. The item "1908 ANTIQUE MINTONS Tea Cup & Saucer with Sterling Silver Holder & Handle=RARE" is in sale since Thursday, August 21, 2014.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Minton". The seller is "infinite_antiques_and_collectibles" and is located in Johannesburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.