A sterling silver gravy boat by Wakely & Wheeler Ltd, London, 1911.
Wakely & Wheeler Ltd is a London silversmith firm whose origins go back to 1791, when John Lias began in business as a buckle-maker. In 1818 he took as his partner his son Henry Lias I and they were joined from 1823 to 1837 by another son, Charles. Henry Lias I and his son Henry Lias II were partners from 1850. In 1879 Henry Lias II formed a firm with James Wakely. In 1884 the firm consisted of James Wakely and Frank Wheeler, becoming Wakely & Wheeler in 1909. In 1957 the business was acquired by Padgett & Braham Ltd.
The gravy boat remains in a very good condition with clear hallmarks.
Length (spout to handle): 15cm
Height (at highest point): 7cm
Weight: 101 grams