Stunning pair of antique silver plated oil lamps by Hukin and Heath. The oil lamps have beautiful silver plated bases formed as a Doric colum with fluted bases and beaded detailing to the baskets. The deeply hobnail cut fonts drop neatly into the baskets and have a star cut base and silver plated collar. The burners are silver plated and the buttons are all marked Martins patent, an unbranded Kosmos type chimney is present. The wick winders work well and a new wick has been fitted.The integrated silver plated gallery supports a milk glass cowl shade. The underside of both lamps have the marks for Hukin & Heath along with the model number 4705. All components are in very good condition.
One tooth missing from chimney holder. Very slight plate wear to fluting. The firm, active as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters, was established in Birmingham in 1855.
In 1875 the firm entered its mark in Birmingham Assay Office, while in 1879 the founders Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath entered their mark in London Assay Office. The firm was active at Imperial Works, Great Charles Street, Birmingham and in the showrooms at 19 Charterhouse Street, London. Hukin retired in 1881 and in 1886 J.Heath continued the partnership with John Hartsghorne Middleton. In 1904 the business was converted into a limited liability company under the style Hukin & Heath Ltd. The firm went out of business in 1953. The firm is well known for its production in the 1870s and 1880s of silver and electroplated wares under the guidance of Dr.
Please see my other listings for a similar single Hukin Heath lamp and many more oil lamps besides. The item "Pair Of Silver Plated Oil Lamp Hukin Heath Drop In Hobnail Font Martins Burner" is in sale since Monday, February 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "gareth1605" and is located in Bristol.
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