Elkington Silver Standish of Chilean Historical Importance
Elkington Silver Standish of Chilean Historical Importance
Elkington Silver Standish of Chilean Historical Importance

ELKINGTON (founded c.1829)

Elkington Silver Standish of Chilean Historical Importance

c. 1888 England

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Constructed in Silver, Hall marked for 1888, Birmingham, and made by Elkington & Co of Birmingham; of sarcophagus form, with oblong friezes to front and rear of Grecian classical figures; over, the central oblong sandbox is capped with addorsed putti, and the two cut and etched glass inkwells have theatrical 'Pathos' and Bathos' masks on the hinged lids. Inscribed 1889 as a gift to Raphael Larrain Moxo (q.v below).
English, Circa 1888
Elkington & Company

Elkington and Company, formed by the brothers George and Henry, was founded in the 1830's, after perfecting their newly patented method of electro plating in gold and silver, for which their first patent was granted in 1840. They exhibited at the European and British nineteenth century Great Exhibitions, including the Vienna Expo of 1873.and were given permission by Queen Victoria in 1868 to copy the collection of Royal Plate. Royal warrants were granted to them by, inter alia, Queen Victoria, Edward V11, Queen Alexandra, and George Vth, and various European heads of states. Frederick Elkington was the eldest of George Elkington's sons.

José Rafael Larraín Moxó; Chilean politician. Born in Viluco, Buin, on February 16, 1813. He died in the same city in 1892. Son of José Toribio de Larraín y Guzmán, I Marquis de Larraín and Dolores Moxó, daughter of the barons of Juras Reales. Married 19 of October of 1839 with Victoria Prieto Warnes, daughter of the president of the Republic Jose Joaquin Prieto Vial. They had six children: José Toribio, Matilde, Ana, Luis, Josefina and Tadea.

He represented Chile before the Court of Rome. Leader of the Conservative Party, he was elected deputy in 1840 by Rancagua. In 1843 he was elected by Santiago, a position to which he was re-elected in 1846.
In 1855 he was the Senator of Valparaiso until 1864. He presided over the Senate in June of 1864.

In addition to being a businessman, industrialist, farmer and politician, he was also a banker. In 1874 he held the presidency of the Bank of Valparaiso and later the National Bank. Together with other public men he founded the Bank of Chile. He presided over the Society of Primary Instruction in 1875 and was an outstanding manager of the Club de La Union.
He was one of the founders of the National Society of Agriculture and vice president of the International Exhibition of 1875.

Bibliography

• Historical and Biographical Dictionary of Chile; Fernando Castillo Infante, Lía Cortés and Jordi Fuentes; Zig-Zag Publishing House, Santiago de Chile, 1996, page 262.
Dimensions
Height 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Width 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Depth 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Stock Code
8767
Medium
Silver, glass
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