Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets
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Pair of Lee & Wigfull English Edwardian Sterling Silver Monumental Goblets

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Pair of Lee & Wigfull, English sterling silver monumental goblets from the Edwardian era (early 20th century), in an elegant style, measuring 11'' in height by 5 1/3'' in diameter at the top and bearing hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 53.5 troy ounces. 

Lee & Wifgfull, which manufactured silver, electro-plate, Britannia wares and cutlery, was apparently founded in 1871, when it was listed at Charlotte Street Works, with George Shadford Lee as the senior partner.  The other partner was Henry (‘Harry’) Wigfull (1845-1908).  In 1877, Lee & Wigfull registered the silver mark ‘GSL/HW’ from John Street Works, Highfield.  Two years later, the Lee & Wigfull partnership ended, and Henry Wigfull registered his own silver mark ‘HW’, with the name of the business unchanged.  In 1881, Henry employed 50 men and 50 women at Stag Works in John Street.  In 1899, Lee & Wigfull had a capital of £50,000.  The firm had a London office at Holborn Viaduct, and exported to Australia.  In 1880, Lee & Wigfull was awarded a first-class award at the Melbourne International Exhibition.  By the 1890s, the firm had agencies in Melbourne, Sydney, and Dunedin (New Zealand).

Henry Wigfull died in 1908. His sons Benjamin Taylor Wigfull and William Henry Wigfull continued the business, alongside Richard Bannister Wigfull (1868-1941).  R. B. Wigfull had spent twenty-three years with the firm, when he established a jewelry business in Plymouth.  He was regarded as an authority on silverware and antiques.  

Lee & Wigfull’s London showroom was acquired by Cooper Bros in 1941. Lee & Wigfull continued in John Street after the Second World War, when the family interest had apparently lapsed. 

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