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

Richard Attenborough & Co Ltd

Richard Attenborough & Co were, according to their own publicity, established as silversmiths in 1796. As well as being antique silver dealers they were leading silversmiths, making silver cups and presentation silver for many organisations throughout the 20th century, including The Peace Cup, presented to the Mansion House, London in 1918, and The Miss World trophy 1955.

James Charles Jay acquired the firm in 1887, which became James Jay Ltd in 1897, and in 1904 the firm became Jay, Richard Attenborough & Co. Ltd.

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Richard Attenborough & Co Ltd 1900 - 1958
Jay, Richard Attenborough & Co Ltd 1904 - 1958


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Antique Silver & Jewellery 1948

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Antique Silver Dealers 1930


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