For over two centuries peerless taste and timeless elegance has marked Mappin & Webb out from other purveyors of fine jewellery and silverware. In 1897 they were granted their first Royal Warrant. Today Mappin & Webb continues with its appointment of silversmith to Her Majesty the Queen and to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Founded in 1774 by Jonathan Mappin, Mappin & Webb has continued to be one of the United Kingdom’s leading sources and retailers of the finest jewellery and silverware. They are still renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
Jonathan Mappin opened his first small silversmith workshop in Sheffield in 1774 and the following year the Mappin mark was entered at the assay office. Over the next fifteen years Jonathan Mappin’s reputation for producing high quality silver spread throughout Sheffield.
From these humble beginnings the business grew steadily and soon the next generation were expanding the business further. The first store to be opened in London was in 1849 at 17 Fore Street and was soon followed by stores in Moorgate and King William Street. In 1858, following rapid expansion of the Sheffield factory, John Newton Mappin invited his brother-in-law, George Webb to join him in the business. The first association of Mappin & Webb was forged. (See below an elegant 50 second presentation from Mappin & Webb)
The company takes great pride in its rich heritage and outstanding reputation. They continue to successfully combine the qualities from its past with an innovative approach to design and craftsmanship. The same uncompromising approach is visible in the range of merchandise they source and offer today.