Elkington & Company Ltd.

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(established 1829)

This British company was well known for its electroplated designs in the Victorian era, some of which were displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition, London. Originally set up to manufacture gold, gilt, and silverware, the electroplating process was perfected in 1840 and was a field in which the company dominated. Elkington & Co. had factories in London, Liverpool, Dublin, and Birmingham and its products included tableware, hollowware, and artworks.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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