A very impressive large oval silver dish decorated with elegant oval “belt” designed piercing, The central body has additional decoration off hanging garlands and a double wreath framed oval cartouches which are sandwich between delightful upper and lower large bead borders.
Weight: 45 troy ounces/1399 grams
Height: 6 inches/15cm
Length: 15 inches/38cm
Width: 9.5 inches/24cm
Condition: Excellent throughout
A London silversmith firm whose origins go back to 1791, when John Lias began in business as a buckle-maker.
In 1818 he took as his partner his son Henry Lias I and they were joined from 1823 to 1837 by another son, Charles. Henry Lias I and his son Henry Lias II were partners from 1850. In 1879 Henry Lias II formed a firm with James Wakely. In 1884 the firm consisted of James Wakely and Frank Wheeler, becoming Wakely & Wheeler in 1909. In 1957 the business was acquired by Padgett & Braham Ltd.
John Lias, 1791-1818
John Lias & Son, 1818-1823
John Lias & Sons, 1823-1837
John Lias & Son, 1837-1848
Henry John Lias & Son, 1848-1878
Lias & Wakely, 1878-1884
Wakely & Wheeler, 1884-c. 1940
Wakely & Wheeler Ltd, since c.1940