A magnificent / museum quality oil lamp / Aladdin lamp
Hand crafted in London by a master silver smith - circa 1850
Hallmarked 8 times - 4 times in body - 4 times in lid
England (925)/ London / 1838 / James Charles edington
Solid silver - rich with magnificent Victorian engravings - very nice quality - massive - thick silver - gold gilded
Very good condition
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James Charles Edington was a London based silversmith working from Soho in London from 1828 when he entered his first mark.
He is listed as a working silversmith in Leicester Square from about 1837 to 1862 and then as a manufacturing silversmith from 1863 to 1873. Although the firm with his name kept trading, it seems that he himself had stopped working from about 1869 as Henry Stokes registered his own mark from the premises at that date. Stokes then moved to High Street, Marylebone.
The firm’s heyday was probably in the 1830s and 1840s when it appears he was the chief manufacturer for Green, Ward & Green of Cockspur Street, a retail goldsmiths and jewellers.
The types of items bearing the Edington mark and listed as having been sold by his firm include a large pair of candelabra presented to the Marquis of Sligo, a sauce tureen and cover (1840), five salt cellars (1837), an ink well in the form of an oil lamp (1841) and a teapot and sugar basin (1842).
- A museum quality Aladdin oil lamp
- .925 silver
- Designer/ Artist
- James Charles Edington
- Estimated Period
- Mid 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 7×6.5×13 cm
- 124 g