Mary Cooke Antiques
Mary Cooke Antiques, located in Mortlake, southwest London, have been trading in 18th-century silver for nearly 50 years.
The majority of their stock is British, including Irish and Scottish, and they hold one of the United Kingdom’s largest stocks of Hester Bateman silver, caddy spoons and wine labels.
Among Mary Cooke’s stock can also be found a wide selection of fine silver boxes, made for a variety of uses, ranging from nutmeg graters, to vinaigrettes and snuff boxes, together with charming examples of bodkin cases and patch boxes.
Their stock also includes a large selection of flatware, pieces which serve both as functional utensils and finely crafted works of art.
Mary Cooke set up her business in 1967 and was elected to BADA membership in 1978.
Together with Neil Shepperson, who joined the company in 1994, Mary was a regular exhibitor at antiques fairs across the country, including the BADA’s own fair.
Mary and Neil both served on the Silver Vetting Committee at the BADA Fair and Neil took over as BADA member in early 2022.
Appointments can be made to view Mary Cooke Antiques’ stock at their riverside studios in Mortlake. They are happy to research and source specialist pieces for clients and collectors, and offer a valuation service. For further information visit the company website