Makers & Retailers - Alfred Ivory

Alfred Ivory

London silversmithing company; EI is Elizabeth Ivory, who registered her mark on 29 Oct 1860 from St James Walk, Clerkenwell. She took over the business from George Ivory who apparently emigrated to Australia. My reference does not tell me Mrs Elizabeth Ivory’s relationship to the absent George but she does not seem to have been his wife. Elizabeth Ivory only ran the business until July 1861 when it was taken on by her son Alfred Ivory with a consequent change of mark to AI.

  • EI is Elizabeth Ivory, his mother, nee Elizabeth Beckwith (b1789), daughter of Jonah Beckwith, also a silversmith. Hence she was about 70 when she took on the business but she died in June the following year (1861), hence the date when youngest son Alfred took over.