1887 Victoria set Crown down.


Type:
Maundy Sets/Coins
Proof/Specimen Sets
Date:
1887
Status:
Available
Price:
£775.00

Description:
Queen Victoria.

1887 set Crown down to 3d.

In original case of issue

Box wording Jubilee Coinage 1837-1887.

Case measures c6.5 inches x 4 inches / 17cm x 11cm.

(7 coins)

Matched set.

EF-UNC

Lovely black toning to coins.

Some interesting facts.

The case was made by "Goldsmiths Alliance Limited of Cornhill London.

Adey Bellamy Savory (member of a family of Huguenot origin) established his business in 1812 at 14 Cornhill, City.

Until 1833 he was variously listed as goldsmith (1812), dealer in foreign coins (1815) and spoons and forks manufacturer (1831).

In 1833 his sons, Joseph Savory (Sr) and Albert Savory, entered in the business and the firm changed its name to A.B. Savory & Sons.

Their silver manufactory (gold and silver, jewellery, electro and Sheffield plate, watches and clocks) was at 5 Finsbury Place South.

Meanwhile they continued to operate as dealers at various addresses in Cornhill.

In 1866 A.B. Savory & Sons was converted into a limited liability company and changed the name to Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd. They operated in the new factory at 18 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell.

In 1893 the firm went voluntarily out of business and the activity was incorporated by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd.