Antique Dealers: the British Antique Trade in the 20th Century

Solomon Joel Phillips

The family business of S.J. Phillips was founded in the early 19th century as Silversmiths; Solomon Joel Phillips (1842-1908) opened a shop at 86 Regent Street in the 1860s and by then was also selling antique and second-hand silver; the business moved to 113 Bond Street in about 1870, and in 1966 to 139 New Bond Street - the firm closed their Bond Street shop in 2016 and moved to 26 Bruton Street, London.  

Martin Solomon Norton (1911-2005), and his brother Richard (d.1985) joined the firm in 1929 when it was then run by Edmund Phillips (d.1934) the son of S.J. Phillips. Other family members of the business include Jonathan Norton (joined in 1961); Nicolas Norton (joined in 1963) and Francis Norton (joined 1965). 

Trading Names

S.J. Phillips 1900 - 2000
Solomon Joel Phillips 1913


Antique Metalwork: Antique Silver 1920


Old English Silver 1920

Trading Classifications

Antique Silver Dealers c.1920 - c.1930


S.J. Phillips 1900 - 1908
Martin Norton 1929 - 2000
Richard Norton 1929 - 1974
Edmund Phillips 1900 - 1934
Jonathan Norton 1961
Francis Norton 1965
Basil Phillips 1920
Nicolas Norton 1963


BADA 1920 - 2000

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