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2002/80/6 Tea and coffee service set, 'Hecworth', electroplate silver / copper / bakelite, made by Platers Pty Ltd, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945. Click to enlarge.

'Hecworth' tea and coffee service set by Platers Pty Ltd

Made
This tea service is from the collection of silver and EPNS (electroplated nickel silver) tableware, trophies, napkin rings and spoons made and/or used in Australia between the 1890s and 1950s. Presented to the Museum in 2002, the collection was assembled in the 1980s and 1990s by Professor G W Kenneth Cavill, an Emeritus Professor of the University of New South Wales. In his retirement, Professor Cavill has researched and published the histories of notable early 20th century Australian …

Summary

Object No.

2002/80/6

Object Statement

Tea and coffee service set, 'Hecworth', electroplate silver / copper / bakelite, made by Platers Pty Ltd, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945

Physical Description

Tea and coffee service, consisting of tea pot, water jug, coffee pot, creamer and sugar bowl, silver plate on copper, 'Hecworth' Plate made by Platers Pty Ltd, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1940 - 1945

A five piece matching tea and coffee service made of silver electroplated copper. The tea pot is rectangular in shape, has a short pedestal foot, a concave top and hinged stepped lid with Bakelite finial. The 's' shaped spout extends from low on the body to beyond shoulder and attached to opposite side is a black Bakelite square-topped handle. The water pot and coffee pots are rectangular in shape with high slightly flaring sides, short pedestal feet, concave tops and hinged stepped lids with Bakelite finials. The 's' shaped spouts extend from low on the body to beyond shoulder and attached to opposite side is a black Bakelite square-topped handle. The creamer and sugar bowls are rectangular in shape with open tops, short pedestal fee and square-topped silver handles. A 'rope' patterned border decorated rims of foot and shoulder on all pieces. All are marked on base.

Marks

Marked on base 'HECWORTH REPRODUCTION OLD SHEFFIELD'.

Production

Notes

Heckworth Plate was made by Platers Pty Ltd at 39 Greeves St, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. Platers introduced 'Hecworth' Sheffield Reproduction Silverware in 1940 and in 1946 'Hecworth' was acquired by Rodd Pty Ltd. Platers was one many domestic and sporting silverware manufacturers based in Melbourne.

History

Notes

Collected by Professor Kenneth Cavill.

Source

Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Professor Kenneth Cavill, 2002

Acquisition Date

1 August 2002

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Hecworth' tea and coffee service set by Platers Pty Ltd 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/11637>

Wikipedia

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