20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907 by H. Woodward & Co

20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907.

Pretty English sterling silver perfume bottle.

Stopper and base are fully Hallmarked…….H.W. & Co. Ltd, Birmingham Anchor, Lion passant, and letter “h”.

The stopper screws off and still retains its original cork.

Beautiful repousse work throughout.

Hobnail Cut lead crystal base.

Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd…….Birmingham….1907.

The firm was established in Birmingham c. 1850 by George Cartwright and Joseph Hirons, trading as Cartwright & Hirons.
In 1853, when Horace Woodward entered in the partnership, the firm changed to Chartwright, Hirons & Woodward.
The firm was active as electroplate manufacturers and silversmiths at 138/139 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, with London showrooms at 41 Hatton Garden.
In 1859 Joseph Hirons left the partnership and the firm changed its name to Cartwright & Woodward.
In 1865, after George Cartwright’s retirement, the business was continued by Horace Woodward under the name Horace Woodward & Co. In 1883 Horace Woodward left the company and the business was continued by Edgar Finley and Hugh Taylor, maintaining the same name until 1893 when the firm was converted into a limited liability company as Horace Woodward & Co Ltd.
In the same year the production was transferred to Atlas Works, Paradise Street, Birmingham and additional premised were opened in 1903 at Vyse Street, Birmingham.
In 1919 the firm was acquired by Adie Brothers Ltd.
The firm participated with success to London (1851 and 1862), Paris (1867) and Melbourne (1881) Exhibitions.
The firm used a figural trade mark (the shape of Atlas into a lozenge) registered in 1876. This trade mark was often used in its electroplate production. The same trade mark was rarely present in its sterling silver production.

CHRONOLOGY:
Cartwright & Hirons c. 1850 – 1853
Chartwright, Hirons & Woodward 1853 – 1859
Cartwright & Woodward 1859 – 1865
Horace Woodward & Co 1865 – 1893
Horace Woodward & Co Ltd 1893 – 1919 (acquired by Adie Brothers Ltd)

Link: http://www.silvercollection.it/ENGLAHORACEWOODWARD.html

20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907.

Provenance: Bought at Auction in the UK.

Dimensions: 3.5″ High and 2.5″ wide

Condition: Some damage to the lid. Slight loss of silver but not very noticeable.

PRICE NOW: $380.

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20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907 by H. Woodward & Co

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