Sharps Pixley

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Sharps Pixley
Company typebullion house
  • Sharps Wilkins
  • Pixley & Abell
Founded1957, in London
United Kingdom
Stewart Pixley in 1890

Sharps Pixley was a British bullion house. It was formed in 1957 when two private bullion partnerships merged: Sharps Wilkins, founded in 1740, and Pixley & Abell, founded in 1852.[1]: 81  It was one of the five firms that met twice daily for the London Gold Fixing, the others being N. M. Rothschild & Sons, Johnson Matthey, Mocatta & Goldsmid, and Samuel Montagu & Co. Sharps Pixley was bought by Kleinwort Benson in 1966, largely at the behest of the Bank of England.[2]: 385 


  1. ^ William M. Clarke, George Pulay (2012). The World's Money. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781136271434.
  2. ^ Jehanne Wake (1997). Kleinwort, Benson: The History of Two Families in Banking. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198282990.