12, Lambeth Street, Sheffield
Messrs. Herley Brothers, of 12, Lambeth Street, Sheffield, who have lately commenced business in electro-plate, have laid themselves out specially for the production of novelties. They are producing a number of beautiful shell patterns, this style being now in the height of fashion. These include, in addition to such goods as sugar and cream bowls and fruit-dishes, a charmingly-designed teapot and a new combined strawberry-dish, which ought to be very popular this season. There are two small shells for cream and sugar, and one raised above the large shell which contains the fruit. The advantage of this happy combination is, says a contemporary, ''that the fruit and accessories can be handed round on one dish." Queen Anne teapots and a pretty Queen Anne kettle are also among the current patterns, the taste for Queen Anne goods being as active as ever. Fruit-spoons in cases and fruit and cake dishes are also being richly chased. In salt cellars, cellarettes, toast-racks, castors, serviette-rings, square or round, and elaborately chased, the firm have a number of pretty designs that are selling well. The same may be said of their bread-forks, and of the light detached frames for butter or other small dishes, of which pattern the senior partner was the originator. In salad-bowls they have some exquisite work in carved oak, as well as in art pottery and glass. Mounted oak and pottery goods, both for salads, biscuits, jelly, jam, marmalade, butter, and other table purposes, are being made one of the specialities of the firm. They are mounting the newest designs from the art potteries, and they are also using the latest productions of Sheffield, in the shape of elegant cases for their various classes of case goods.
Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st July 1889