Vintage / Antique Ornate English Viners Alpha Plate (Silver Plated) Tea & Coffee Set. The set contains large tea and coffee pots plus the matching creamer & sugar bowl.
Please browse all 12 photographs for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory. Lovely condition without any damage whatsoever. Needs to be seen and handled to be fully appreciated.
Viners is a United Kingdom brand of cutlery, kitchenware and dinnerware products, founded in 1901 in Sheffield, England by Adolphe Viener and his sons. By the 1960s, it had expanded to subsidiaries in Ireland, Australia and France. They were silversmiths who initially worked in traditional small workshops. The hallmark for Viners Ltd. Silver was registered to son Edward Viner: in 1932 it was E.
V" with figures and in 1964, it was "EV with associated figures. One of the sons, Ruben Viner, became the driving force in the 20th century to expand the company.
It manufactured stainless steel cutlery and other products. The firm prospered in the 1960s with a modern factory in Sheffield and subsidiaries in Ireland, France and Australia.
From 1945, the cutlery industry in Sheffield began a slow decline, accelerated with the collapse of steel and other heavy industries. But, beginning in the mid-1970s, East Asian imports began to flood into the UK. The company started importing cutlery to finish and stamp Made in Sheffield.Loans for expansion were crippling the firm and they went bust in 1985. Ruben Viner had retired from the firm in 1980. The brand is now owned by Liverpool's family-owned Rayware housewares group which, since 1975, the Rayware Group had acquired some of the UKs best known British brands including Mason Cash, Kilner, Typhoon, Price & Kensington, Ravenhead and Arthur Wood, as well as Viners. At Viners' original Sheffield site, a DWP office block replaced the cutler's head office, a tile warehouse took over part of what had been the company's manufacturing area and a shopfitting firm used what had been its warehousing space.
The item "Vintage / Antique English Viners Alpha Plate Silver Plated Tea & Coffee Set" is in sale since Thursday, October 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Eccles, Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.