Barkentin and Krall Ltd.
Other names: (1900) Barkentin and Krall
Active: 1900 - 1930
Function: Art metal worker
Associates included George Slater Barkentin
1880 (Circa) - 1930
George Slater Barkentin's uncle, the silversmith Jes Barkentin (c.1815-83, born in Denmark) went into partnership with Carl Krall. The start date of the partnership is unconfirmed and could have been as early as the 1860s. It is also uncertain whether another member of the Barkentin family worked with Krall after Jes's death in 1883.
Employed Walter Stoye
1912 (Circa) - 1935
Is said to have joined the firm as a designer sometime around 1912, he married Annie Krall, daughter of Carl Krall, in 1915 and succeeded his father-in-law as Managing Director after the First World War until the business closed in 1935. (See the Victoria and Albert Museum Collections database: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O94638/coffee-pot-stoye-walter/ accessed 15 August 2012)
Partners included Carl Cristof Krall
1900 - 1930
Not clear whether the Barkentin half of the partnership was George Slater Barkentin or a relative (probably son or nephew)
Worked with William Burges
Burges designed silverware for his own use and for the third marquess of Bute which was executed by Barkentin and Krall
Descriptions of Business or Institution
Listed under Art Metal Workers Post Office London Directory, 1900 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
Listed under Art Metal Workers The London Directory, 1930 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
p.200 Listed as 'Art Metal Worker'
Citing this record
'Barkentin and Krall Ltd.', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib1_1245702167, accessed 19 Dec 2014]