Collection: New Zealand

New Zealand made silver items were first produced around 1860. As with most colonial locations, there was no standard hallmarking system for silver. There are a number of makers working in the late nineteenth century through to the middle of the twentieth century. The most common silversmiths appears to be Frank Grady (Wellington) and Benjamin Petersen & Co (Christchurch), both working in the late 1800s, early 1900s. The only book written on the topic is Gold & Silversmithing in Nineteenth & Twentieth Century New Zealand written by Winsome Shepherd. It is a great resource with lots of photos of both items and their marks. 

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  • Gold & silversmithing in nineteenth & twentieth century New Zealand by Shepherd
    Gold & silversmithing in nineteenth & twentieth century New Zealand by Shepherd
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  • New Zealand Colonial Sterling Serviette Ring, Littlejohn & Sons, Wellington, c.1890s
    New Zealand Colonial Sterling Serviette Ring, Littlejohn & Sons, Wellington, c.1890s
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  • New Zealand Greenstone and Sterling Knife Rests, F Grady, Wellington, 1890-1900
    New Zealand Greenstone and Sterling Knife Rests, F Grady, Wellington, 1890-1900
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  • Colonial Silver New Zealand Serviette Ring, Petersen, Christchurch
    Colonial Silver New Zealand Serviette Ring, Petersen, Christchurch
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  • Pair of Colonial Silver New Zealand Serviette Rings, Coates & Co
    Pair of Colonial Silver New Zealand Serviette Rings, Coates & Co
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  • Rare set of six New Zealand silver Serviette Rings, New Plymouth, AL Cooke.
    Rare set of six New Zealand silver Serviette Rings, New Plymouth, AL Cooke.
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  • NZ Interest - English Sterling Presentation Milk Jug
    NZ Interest - English Sterling Presentation Milk Jug
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