Antique Silver And Enamel Grooming Set / Thomas Russells LTD Liverpool
London Imported Silver
Russells Ltd - Liverpool
A fabulous ladies silver and enamel brush and comb set.
Thomas Russell is listed as a watchmaker in 1848 at 20 Slater Street, Liverpool and later at 30 Slater Street, Liverpool. About 1859 he appears to have handed over control of the company to his sons Thomas Robert Russell and Alfred Holgate Russell and the firm changed its name to Thomas Russell & Sons. By 1877 the company moved premises to 18,Church Street, Liverpool. The partnership between the brothers Thomas Robert and Alfred Holgate ended in 1870, and after Queen Victoria's death in 1901 they still both signed their watches "Makers to Queen Victoria" even though officially the warrant ceased with the Queen's death. Thomas Robert continued as the proprietor of the Russell Watch and Chronometer Manufactured at Cathedral Works, 18 Church Street, with addresses in Piccadilly, London and Toronto, Canada. In 1894 it became Russell's Limited and continued as retail jewellers in Liverpool, and by the early 1900s branches in Manchester and Llandudno North Wales.
A very high quality piece of craftsmanship. The enamel is in mint condition.
Box size -10.5cm X 8cm
Condition - Very good. Slight damage to the enamel at the bottom of the brush and the pin is missing from the clasp in the box so it is slightly loose. Name written on back ion case. Few loose brush hairs.
Item No. 1659
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