Dorothy Langlands was the wife of renowned silversmith John Langlands II. She took over his business in 1804 when he died.
The business was based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and was known for manufacturing silver plate.
Dorothy retired in 1814 and died in 1845. She was one of the most well-known of all the Newcastle silversmiths, not least because she was a woman.
Dorothy Langlands had her own makers mark (D.L) which can clearly be dated between 1804-1814. This is in fact helpful to acknowledge because a lot of the smaller silver pieces, that she is known for, wouldn’t have been stamped with the date letter.
View the collection of silverware by Dorothy Langlands below...
Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.