Silver & Tortoiseshell Scales George Betjemann & Sons
Sterling Silver with Silvered Weights From our Accessories collection, we are delighted to offer this Sterling Silver & Tortoiseshell Scales. The scales cast in Sterling Silver with five Silvered Weights ranging from 4 ounces to half an ounce. The Silver... Read More
Complete with Five Weights
Sterling Silver with Silvered Weights
From our Accessories collection, we are delighted to offer this Sterling Silver & Tortoiseshell Scales. The scales cast in Sterling Silver with five Silvered Weights ranging from 4 ounces to half an ounce. The Silver scales mounted upon a beautifully finished Tortoiseshell veneered base. The Silver hallmarked in on each piece by George Betjemann & Sons London and is dated 1916.
Sterling Silver is an alloy composed by weight of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness (parts per thousand) of 925.
Tortoiseshell describes a type of decorative material made from the shells of certain species of sea turtles. The shells of these turtles are composed of a hard, glossy substance called keratin, which can be cut and shaped into a variety of decorative items. Tortoiseshell has been used for centuries to make a range of decorative objects, including combs, brush handles, and other small items. It is also sometimes used to make tea caddies, as it is strong, durable, and can be polished to a high shine. The term “tortoiseshell” is used to describe these decorative items, even though they are made from the shells of sea turtles because the term has been used historically to refer to this material.
Betjemann & Sons George Betjemann started as an apprentice cabinet maker from a young age working for his Father in Law. In 1848, his two sons George William Betjemann and John Betjemann joined him under apprenticeships until 1846 when George William Betjemann started his own business with his two sons. In 1859 George moved to a new premises on Pentonville road, London. This was when the business became known as ‘Betjemann & Sons’. John Betjemann was grandfather of the later famous poet laureate Sir John Betjemann.
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