BARNARDS

Edward Barnard & Sons Limited, commonly referred to as Barnards, is one of the most recognisable names of silver manufacture in England, and their work is synonymous with quality and finesse. While the majority of their production was during the Victorian period, the company actually boasts the longest lineage of any manufacturing silversmith in the World, and patrons have included Royalty, Religious foundations and members of the aristocracy.

Tracing its origins back to 1679, Anthony Nelme can be considered as the original founder of the Barnards company. Nelme is recorded as working from Ave Maria Lane in the City of London, having served as apprentice in 1672 to first Richard Rowley, and then completing his apprenticeship with Isaac Deighton. Anthony Nelme was considered the best English born goldsmith working at this time, and his patrons including Queen Anne and many other members of high society.

The business changed hands from Anthony Nelme to his son Francis Nelme in 1722, who continued it until it was taken over in 1739 by Thomas Whipham, again passing it to his son Thomas Whipham II in 1756, in partnership with Charles Wright. In 1775 Whipham II retired and the business continued under the management of Wright until it was amalgamated with that of Thomas Chawner in 1786.

Thomas Chawner had, since 1773, Edward Barnard I as his apprentice, so the connection to the Barnard name in this business can really be traced back to this point. When the two firms joined, and under the management of Henry Chawner, Edward Barnard became the foreman, and the driving force behind the company.

In 1796 Henry Chawner took John Emes as a partner. Emes was an engraver, and also a clever businessman who brought investment into the rapidly expanding business. Two years later Chawner retired, and the company continued under the ownership of John Emes alone, with Edward Barnard now becoming the manager. In 1808 Emes passed away, and his widow Rebecca made Edward Barnard a partner, continuing the company as Emes and Barnard.

Rebecca Emes retired from the business in 1829, leaving it in the hands of Edward Barnard and his sons, William, John and Edward, who renamed it Edward Barnard & Sons. In 1838 the company moved to a larger factory space on Angel Street, St Martin’s-le-Grand, in the City of London.

The business thrived, and in 1898 the factory was demolished, and a new, even larger space was constructed at 22-24 Fetter Lane. It was here, in 1910, that the firm converted to a limited liability company and renamed themselves Edward Barnard & Sons Limited, with Walter, John and Stanley Barnard named as the directors. In 1919 the business moved to temporary premises just off Farringdon road, before finally moving, in 1920, to the well known address of 54 Hatton Garden, where they remained (as a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Limited after 1977) until 2006.

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b9838: Sterling Silver Bowl

Hallmarked In 1853

Hallmarked in London, 1853 by Barnards, this smart Antique Victorian, Sterling Silver Bowl has a band of Celtic influenced bright cut engraving around the body and has a protective layer of gilt on the inside. The pedestal foot bowl has a diameter of 4.5"(11.5cm) and a height of 2.75"(6.5cm). The bowl weighs 4.1 troy ounces.

£325

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b8225: Sterling Silver Christening Mugs

Hallmarked In 1870

Hallmarked in London in 1870 by Barnards, this Antique, Victorian, Sterling Silver Christening Mug is really beautifully engraved with bowls of fruit and has a scroll handle decorated with beading. The mug is 3.75 inches (9.5cm) high, has a base which is 3 inches (7.5cm) in diameter and weighs 5 troy oz (155gm).

£465

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L1834: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1846

Hallmarked in London in 1846 by Barnards, this delightful Antique, Victorian, Sterling Silver Christening Mug has lovely floral chasing throughout and stands on applied cast feet, with an acanthus scroll handle. This gilt interior mug is 4"(10cm) high, 4"(10cm) handle to lip and 3"(7.5cm) in diameter. It weighs 6.4 troy ounces.

£465

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L1388: Sterling Silver Salad Servers

Hallmarked In 1874

Hallmarked in London, 1874 by Barnards, this lovely Pair of Victorian Antique, Sterling Silver Salad Servers have gilded spoons with bead decoration and lovely curved, ebonised wood handles. They are presented in a rich claret lined box. The serving spoons are 12"(30.5cm) in length and the bowls are 2"(5cm) wide.

£475

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L0716: Sterling Silver Salver

Hallmarked In 1919

Hallmarked in London, 1919 by Barnards, this classic George V Sterling Silver Salver has a pie crust shape, with a gadroon border, standing on hoof feet. It has a diameter of 8.25"(21cm), stands 1.25"(3cm) high and weighs 12.3 troy ounces.

£575

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L0004: Sterling Silver Beaker

Hallmarked In 1939

Hallmarked in London, 1939 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this magnificent Sterling Silver Beaker is a very generous size. With a rounded bottom and curved lip, the beaker is otherwise plain. The measurements are 4.25"(11cm) in height, 4"(10cm) in diameter, with a weight of 9.8 troy ounces.

£695

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L0503: Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Pots

Hallmarked In 1973

Hallmarked in London, 1973 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this adorable pair of Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Pots are modelled on two little chicks. Each bird stands 2.5"(6cm) tall, 1.5"(4.5cm) wide and 2.5"(6cm) long. Together, these salt & peppers weigh 7.1 troy ounces.

£795

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b4059: Sterling Silver Decanters

Hallmarked In 1921

Hallmarked in London in 1921 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this Sterling Silver Mounted Decanter Is very unusual in form and beautifully engraved with lillies in the aesthetic style. The decanter is in perfect condition and is 12.75 inches (32.5cm) high with a diameter of 6 inches (15cm).

£795

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j8940: Sterling Silver Pair Of Dishes

Hallmarked In 1893

Hallmarked in London, 1893 by Barnards, this handsome, Victorian, antique silver pair of dishes, are plain in style, and feature cast handles. Each dish measures 2 inches (5cm) tall, by 7 inches (18cm) from handle to side. The pair together weigh 11.5 troy ounces.

£895

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b9686: Sterling Silver Pair Of Pheasants

Hallmarked In 1991

Hallmarked in London, 1991 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this Sterling Silver Pair of Pheasants have been realistically cast. This is a small pair of pheasants, ideal for achieving a stylish look on a small dining table or desk. The male bird is 5.5"(14cm) long and 4"(10cm) it its tallest. The female is 5"(12.5cm) long and 3"(7.5cm) to the top of the wing. Together this pair of pheasants weigh 8.92 troy ounces.

£1,175

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b1746: Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1881

Hallmarked in London, 1881 by Barnards, this very handsome, Antique, Sterling Silver Three piece Tea Set, features half fluting to the bodies, and a wooden handle and finial to the teapot. The teapot measures 5 inches (12.5cm) tall, by 9.5 inches (24cm) from handle to spout, the cream jug measures 4 inches (10cm) tall, by 5 inches (12.5cm) from handle to lip, and the sugar bowl measures 4 inches (10cm) tall, by 7 inches (18cm) from handle to handle, and the three pieces together weigh 25.7 troy ounces.

£1,275

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b5787: Sterling Silver Salvers

Hallmarked In 1936

Hallmarked in London in 1936 by Barnards, this Sterling Silver Salver is very plain in style and sits on three low, wide feet. The salver is in fine condition and is 12 inches (30.5cm) wide, 1 inch (2.5cm) high and weighs 32 troy oz.

£1,295

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b9409: Sterling Silver Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1939

Hallmarked in London, 1939 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this adorable Sterling Silver Batchelor Tea Set consists of 4 pieces. Simply decorated with a touch of leaf engraving around the finials of the teapot and hot water jug, these pieces are otherwise plain. They are slightly bellied in shape with reed borders. The teapot and jug have fruit wood handles and finials. The teapot stands 4"(10cm) to the top of the finial, 7"(17.5cm) handle to spout and 4"(10cm) wide. The hot water jug is 5.5"(14cm) high,4"(10cm) handle to spout and 3"(7.5cm) wide. The cream jug is 2"(5cm) high, 3"(7.5cm) handle to spout and 2"(5cm) wide. The sugar bowl is 1.75"((4.5cm) tall, 3.5"(9cm) handle to handle and is 2.5"(6.5cm) at its widest. This fantastic little tea set weighs a total of 21 troy ounces.

£1,375

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L1121: Sterling Silver Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1875

Hallmarked in London, 1875 by Barnards, this charming Antique, VictorianSterling Silver Tea Set has been decorated with floral swags and bands of geometric engraving. The cream and sugar have gilt interiors. The teapot features a flush hinged lid and a fruit wood handle and finial. It measures 8"(20cm) handle to spout, 3.5"(9cm) tall and 3.5"(9cm) deep. The cream jug is 5"(12.5cm) tall and 2"(5cm) wide. The sugar basket is 3.5"(9cm) tall, 3"(8cm) deep and 4.5"(11.5cm) wide. Together, the tea set weighs 15.7 troy ounces.

£1,375

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b9572b: Sterling Silver Aesthetic Beakers

Hallmarked In 1879

Hallmarked in London in 1879 by Barnards, this delightful pair of Antique, Victorian, Sterling Silver Aesthetic Style Beakers feature beautiful heron, bamboo and cherry blossom bright cut engraving, original crests, gilt interiors and gilding around the bases and rims. Each beaker measures 4" (10cm) high, with a diameter of 3" (7.5cm) and together they weigh 8.9 troy ounces. They come in their original presentation box bearing an inscription for the Thornham Gun Club.

£1,765

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L0824: Sterling Silver Biscuit Box

Hallmarked In 1889

Hallmarked in London, 1889 by Barnards, this attractive Victorian Antique, Sterling Silver Biscuit Box has half fluting, in the Queen Anne style. It has a flush hinge lid and applied lion mask ring handles. This biscuit box is 7"(18cm) high, to the top of the finial, with a diameter of 6"(15cm) and a weight of 24 troy ounces.

£1,795

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b7251: Sterling Silver Cafe Au Lait

Hallmarked In 1928

Hallmarked in London, 1928 by Barnards, this very handsome, Sterling Silver Cafe Au Lait, are plain in style, octagonal in shape, and feature wooden handles and reed borders. Each pot measures 10 inches (25.5cm) tall, and the pair together weigh 46.8 troy ounces.

£1,875

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b8901: Sterling Silver Trophies

Hallmarked In 1953

Hallmarked in London, 1953 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this Sterling Silver Golfing Trophy stands on a tall wooden plinth with three Sterling Silver plaques on the column and a Sterling Silver band around the base. The realistic golfer on top is 6"(15cm) tall and the overall height from the base to the top of the figure is 15"(38cm). the base of this trophy is 5.5"(14cm).

£2,275

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b0813: Sterling Silver Water Jug And Beakers

Hallmarked In 1889

Hallmarked in London, 1889 by Barnards, this delightful, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Water Jug and beakers set, feature swirled and sunken half fluting decoration, and reed borders. The water jug measures 6 inches (15cm) tall, by 7.5 inches (19cm) from handle to spout, and the beakers measure 5.25 inches (13.5cm) tall, by 3 inches (8cm) in diameter, and the set together weighs 30.2 troy ounces.

£2,295

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d2310: Sterling Silver Wine Ewer

Hallmarked In 1871

A simple body with applied floral and mask decoration. The lid can be opened from the handle with a chain. This antique silver wine ewer carries hallmarks for London 1871 by Barnards and measures 35cm in height to the top of the handle.

£2,675

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j9691: Sterling Silver Wine Ewer

Hallmarked In 1849

Hallmarked in London, 1849 by Barnards, this striking, Victorian, antique silver wine ewer, stands on a pedestal foot, and features chased acanthus and floral decoration, ivory breakers to the handle, and a pumpkin finial. The wine ewer measures 13.75 inches (35cm) tall, by 6.25 inches (16cm) from handle to lip, and weighs 27.8 troy ounces.

£3,275

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b1837: Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1903

Hallmarked in London, 1903 by Barnard Brothers, this striking, Antique, Sterling Silver Four piece Tea Set, features half fluting, shell and gadroon borders, and chased floral decoration to the spouts. The coffee pot measures 8.5 inches (21.5cm) tall, by 10.25 inches (26cm) from handle to spout, the teapot measures 5 inches (12.5cm) tall, by 10.5 inches (27cm) from handle to spout, the cream jug measures 4 inches (10cm) tall, by 6.75 inches (17cm) from handle to lip, and the sugar bowl measures 4.25 inches (11cm) tall, by 8.75 inches (22cm) from handle to handle. The four pieces together weigh 74 troy ounces.

£3,475

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j8829: Sterling Silver Four Piece Teaset

Hallmarked In 1896

Hallmarked in London, 1896 by Barnards, this striking, Victorian, antique silver four piece tea set, comprises of a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug, all standing on four ball feet, and featuring half fluting and shell and gadroon borders. The coffee pot measures 8.5 inches (21.5cm) tall, by 9 inches (23cm) from handle to spout, the teapot measures 5.5 inches (14cm) tall, by 11 inches (28cm) from handle to spout, the sugar bowl measures 4.75 inches (12cm) tall, by 9 inches (23cm) from handle to handle, and the cream jug measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) tall, by 6.5 inches (16.5cm) from handle to lip, and the set together weighs 73 troy ounces.

£3,775

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L0521: Sterling Silver Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1874

Hallmarked in London, 1874 by Barnards, this is a gorgeous Four Piece Victorian Antique, Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set. The pieces have wide fluted bodies and stunning bright cut engraving and bead work. Each one is silver throughout, except for the ivory breakers, and the cream and sugar have been gilded inside. The coffee pot is 8.5"(22cm) high to the handle, 8"(20cm) handle to spout and 4"(10cm) wide. The teapot is 5"(12.5cm) high to the handle, 10.5"(27cm) handle to spout and 4"(10cm) wide. The cream jug is 4"(10cm) high, 2"(5cm) wide and 4"(10cm) handle to spout. The sugar bowl is 3.75"(9cm) high, 3.75"(9cm) wide and 7.25"(18.5cm) handle to handle. The combined weight of this set is 56.2 troy ounces.

£3,975

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e2198: Sterling Silver Tray

Hallmarked In 1855

Hallmarked in London, 1855 by Barnard Brothers, this attractive, Victorian, antique silver tray, features engraved floral decoration, a cast and applied shell and scroll detailed border, cast and applied handles and cast and applied acanthus decorated feet. The tray measures 1.75 inches (4.5cm) tall, by 25.25 (64cm) inches from handle to handle, by 18.25 inches (46.5cm) deep, and weighs 89.5 troy ounces.

£5,275

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n0000: Sterling Silver Four Piece Teaset

Hallmarked In 1834

Hallmarked in London, 1834/1835 by Edward Barnard & Sons, this striking, William IV, antique silver tea set, comprises of a coffee pot, tea pot, sugar bowl and cream jug, all in the melon pattern style, and featuring gilt interiors to the sugar and cream, and ivory breakers on the coffee pot and teapot. The coffee pot measures 9.75 inches (25cm) tall, by 10.25 inches (26cm) from handle to spout, the teapot measures 6.25 inches (16cm) tall, by 11.5 inches (29cm) from handle to spout, the sugar bowl measures 4.75 inches (12cm) tall, by 8.5 inches (22cm) from handle to handle, and the cream jug measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) tall, by 6.75 inches (17cm) from handle to lip.

£5,275

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j8010: Sterling Silver Trophy

Hallmarked In 1923

Hallmarked in London, 1923 by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., this striking, Sterling Silver trophy, is urn shaped, stands on a pedestal foot, and features fluted decoration, masks to the handles, and a removable lid with an acanthus finial. The trophy measures 12.75 inches (32.5cm) tall, by 8.5 inches (22cm) from handle to handle, and weighs 81.7 troy ounces.

£5,475

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b7356: Sterling Silver Pair Of Sauce Boats

Hallmarked In 1835

Hallmarked in London, 1835 by Edward Barnard & Sons, this striking, William IV, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Sauce Boats, feature shell and scroll borders and feet, and acanthus detailed handles. Each sauce boat measures 6.25 inches (16cm) tall, by 8.5 inches (21.5cm) from handle to lip, and the pair together weigh 39.7 troy ounces.

£5,775

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L0360: Sterling Silver Pair Of Grouse

Hallmarked In 1957

Hallmarked in London, 1957 by Barnards, this fine pair of Sterling Silver Grouse have been realistically cast and feature fine detailing. The male, with his head down, measures 8.5"(21cm) head to tail, a body width of 3"(7.5cm) and a height of 4.5"(11cm). The female is also 8.5"(21cm) head to tail, with a height of 5.25"(13cm) and body width of 3.5"(9cm). Together, this pair of grouse weigh 37 troy ounces.

£5,975

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j9307: Sterling Silver Four Piece Teaset

Hallmarked In 1846

Hallmarked in London, 1846 by Edward Barnard & Sons, this striking, Victorian, antique silver tea set, comprises of a tea pot, coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug, all featuring panelled sides, engraved detailing, and silver handles and finials to the coffee pot and tea pot. The coffee pot measures 11.5 inches (29cm) tall, by 9 inches (23cm) from handle to spout, the teapot measures 8.25 inches (21cm) tall, by 10 inches (25.5cm) from handle to spout, the cream jug measures 7 inches (18cm) tall, by 4.75 inches (12cm) from handle to lip, and the sugar bowl measures 5.5 inches (14cm) tall, by 7.5 inches (19cm) from handle to handle. The teaset together weighs 75.6 troy ounces.

£5,975

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e3770: Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea And Coffee Set

Hallmarked In 1862

Hallmarked in London, 1862, 1863 and 1864 by Edward & John Barnard, this very handsome, Victorian, antique silver tea set, comprises of a kettle (1864) a coffee pot (1862), a teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl (all 1863), with all pieces featuring delightful chased floral decoration throughout. The kettle measures 16 inches (40.5cm) tall, by 11 inches (28cm) from handle to spout, the coffee pot measures 11 inches (28cm) tall, by 8.75 inches (22cm) from handle to spout, the teapot measures 7.25 inches (18.5cm) tall, by 10.25 inches (26cm) from handle to spout, the cream jug measures 5.75 inches (14.5cm) tall, by 4.5 inches (11.5cm) from handle to lip, and the sugar bowl measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) tall, by 8 inches (20.5cm) from handle to handle. The set together weighs 138 troy ounces.

£11,750

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b1682: Sterling Silver Six Piece Tea Sets

Hallmarked In 1840

Hallmarked in London, 1840-1849 by Edward Barnard & Sons, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Six Piece Tea Sets, is Melon shaped, standing on cast acanthus detailing feet, pumpkin finials, and scroll handles. The kettle measures 16 inches (41cm) tall, by 11 inches (28cm) from side to spout, the coffee pot measures 10.75 inches (27.5cm) tall, by 9.25 inches (23.5cm) from handle to spout, the larger teapot measures 6.5 inches (16.5cm) tall, by 10.25 inches (26cm) from handle to spout, the smaller teapot measures 5.5 inches (14cm) tall, by 8.25 inches (21cm) from handle to spout, the cream jug measures 6.5 inches (16.5cm) tall, by 4.75 inches (12cm) from handle to lip, and the sugar bowl measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) tall, by 8.25 inches (21cm) from handle to handle. The set together weighs 171.2 troy ounces.

£12,775

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e4579: Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea And Coffee Service

Hallmarked In 1828

Hallmarked in London in 1828 by Barnards, this impressive Antique, George IV, Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea and Coffee Service is in the famous Barnard's Melon design and features shell feet and pumpkin finials. The tea urn measures 41cm (16 inches) in height, the coffee pot, 23cm (9 inches), the tea pot 14cm (5.5 inches), the sugar bowl 10cm (4 inches) and the cream jug 11.5cm (4.5 inches). The entire set weighs 241 oz troy.

£22,975

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