A set of six silver Spoons by Albert John Wilkins.
Albert John Wilkins 1881-1953
A set of six small silver Spoons in the arts and crafts manner with pierced stems, London 1935.
Albert Wilkins was born in Islington, the son of a silversmith, Walter John Wilkins, and was apprenticed to Frank Clarke Wheeler [of Wakely and Wheeler] in 1896. He is listed in the 1911 census at the home of his parents and working as a ‘Visiting Teacher of Art Metalwork’ in the employ of the London County Council. In 1913 he married Ida Mary Harford, the daughter of the watercolour artist William Henry Harford, at St. Michael’s Battersea. He registered his mark [which has been confused with that of A.J. Watts] with the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1915. He is recorded in 1939 as a Jeweller and Silversmith and a Teacher in Art Schools, living at 22 Muncaster road in Battersea. He died in 1953.
Good with minor surface scratching.
Length – 10.40 cm.; Width – 2.60 cm.; Weight [of the six] – 91.10 gms.