Large Ornate Vintage / Antique English Lee & Wigfull Silver Plated Teapot (800g). Absolutely superb quality tea pot in excellent condition.
Please browse all 12 photographs attached for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory. The esteemed English firm of Lee & Wigfull founded in 1871 with George Shadford Lee as senior partner and Henry Wigfull, a Britannia metalsmith and son of the owner of Sheaf Corn Mills, on Forge Lane, Sheffield, UK. Lee was active in Charlotte Street Works, Sheffield, together with Henry Wigfull. The firm was described as manufacturing silversmith, electro Plater and Britannia metalsmith.The partnership between George Shadford Lee and Henry Wigfull was dissolved in 1879 but Henry Wigfull did not change the company name when he registered the silver mark'HW'. By 1881 he was employing 100 people in Stag Works on John Street Works, Sheffield, and had an office on Holborn Viaduct in London. The firm was converted in 1899 into a limited liability company under the style of Lee & Wigfull (Sheffield) Ltd and used the trade marks ALBION and INSIGNIA PLATE. The company also won a first-class award at the Melborne International Exhibition in 1880.
The business continued after the Second World War, however, there were no longer members of the Wigfull family running it. By the early 1960s Lee & Wigfull became part of the Sipelia Group, and was last listed in 1969. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.