Throughout our history Elkington & Co. have proudly held numerous Royal warrants and appointments.
In 1868, Queen Victoria permitted much of the royal plate to be crafted by Elkington & Co. Thereafter a convention began, with several continental royal families commissioning Elkington & Co. to create national objet d’art.
Overall, Elkington & Co. were honoured with Royal Warrants to their late Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, King George V, Queen Mary and King George VI, as well as the Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) and H.R.H. the late Princess Christian and their late majesties the King of Spain and King of Italy.
With a long tradition of supply to the world’s foremost yachts and ships, Elkington & Co. were commissioned to design and manufacture all the luxury flatware and tableware onboard the Titanic, further prominent commissions included flatware onboard the royal yacht Britannia and the White Star fleet of liners.
Our sporting heritage is evident in our very special commission for Wimbledon, namely the Stirling Silver partially gilded Venus Rosewater trophy presented annually to the ladies singles champion at Wimbledon, and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club International Gold Challenge Cup of 1890, made in 9ct Gold.
John Clume, in the Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, said that “Elkington Electroplate was soon accepted as the standard” with the result that the firm allowed a number of manufacturers to use the technique under licence. Amongst the earliest granted were those of Christofle & Cie of France.