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Anthony ELSON


Anthony Gordon Elson: born 1935 Worthing, Sussex. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. 1956 trained under Dunstan Pruden at Brighton College of Art where he received a diploma. 1960 to the Royal College of Art with a BA and Silver Medal for geometrical decoration in 1963 and in 1964 received a travelling bursary. Worked for William Comyns Ltd. 1964-68 where he was introduced to the production techniques that governed commercial viability. He went to Geneva and Tiffany's factory in New York. 1968 bought Blunt & Wray, an old established ecclesiastical manufacturer which produced mainly brass churchwork but had a small silversmithing workshop. By 1976 the company employed 25 producing Elson's designs, the domestic silver production subsidising the ecclesiastical business. He aimed at mass production through retailers and a fine jug (1972) and cigarette box (1974) in the Goldsmiths Company collection illustrates his work. With the decline of the ecclesiastical market and tough economic climate of the late 1970's he appointed a liquidator in 1981 and this side of the business was sold to A E Jones in Birmingham. In the same year he formed Anthony Elson Silversmiths establishing a successful design and prototype workshop in Clerkenwell, London, working with freelance specialists, concentrating on individual silver commissions. In 1979 he edited a book published by the NAG "A Silversmith's Manual" by Bernard Cuzner. Elson has been the Chairman of the Council for Craft at the Goldsmith's Company and also served on the Council of City of London Guilds. Many prominent commissions from the City of London, London Stock Exchange, City livery companies, universities, corporations, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral and the King of Nepal. Has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. His work can be found in many private and institutional collections. In 2002 he moved his studio and workshop to Sussex where he continues his commissioned work. He is currently developing a new technique to colour silver with stunning results. Personal Statement With a thorough understanding of the craft and concern about the diminishing range of skills within the industry, my designs endeavour, when interpreting the wishes of my patrons, to combine these rare skills with imagination.
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ANTHONY ELSON 8 Silver Wine Goblets
London 1973
Height: 17.5 cm
Also with Bristol city assay mark
Bristol 1373-1973 Commemorative Goblets
Limited Edition
£2950

RESERVED 
ANTHONY ELSON 8 Silver Wine Goblets
London 1972 (1 -1973)

Garrard & Co Ltd

Height: 17.5 cm

£ 2,950.00
ANTHONY ELSON Large Silver Jug
Garrard & Co Ltd
London 1972

Height: 24.5 cm

Engraved to base: Designed by Anthony Elson

An identical example is in The Goldsmiths' Company modern silver collection.
£ 3,750.00
ANTHONY ELSON Pair Silver GILT Coasters
London 1973
Diameter 18 cm
Limited Edition: 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol 1373-1973 With Bristol Assay Office Mark
£ 895.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Bird Box
London 1973
Anthony Elson
Pencil drawing of bird - Wheatear?
Suede lined
£ 250.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Bowl
London 1966
Diameter: 9cm
Height: 8½cm

Part of a large commission for Barclays Bank DCO dining room.
Anthony bought the ecclesiastical firm Blunt & Wray with 15 employees to produce this service, his first large commission.

£ 350.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Candlesticks
London 1980
Height: 14 cm
£ 895.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Candlesticks
London 1977
Designed by Anthony Elson for Garrard
Height: 23cm
Diameter: 8½cm
£ 950.00
Anthony Elson Silver Claret Jug
London 1973

Limited Edition to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol

With Bristol Assay Office Mark

Royal Brierley Crystal

Handle and top chased by Anthony John Law
£ 795.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Coaster
London 1973
Diameter: 18 cm

Limited Edition: 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol 1373-1973 with the Bristol Assay Office Mark



£ 295.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Cream Jug
London 1966
Height: 10cm

Part of a large commission for Barclays Bank DCO dining room. 
Anthony bought the ecclesiastical firm Blunt & Wray with 15 employees to produce this service, his first large commission.


£ 250.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Dish
London 1970
Designed by Anthony Elson 
Made by Garrad and Co 
£ 195.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Gilt Bell
Garrard & Co
London 1984
Height: 9.5 cm

Engraved inside bell: Designed by Anthony Elson for Garrard & Co London

Engraved around bell: The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club Centenary 1884-1984

Limited edition No. 21
£ 250.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Gilt 'Bristo'l Claret Jug
London  1973

Height: 31.5 cm

Royal Brierley Crystal

Limited Edition to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol
With Bristol Assay Office Mark

Top and handle chased by Anthony John Law
£ 795.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Goblet

London 1972

Height: 17.5 cm


£ 295.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Wine Taster
London 1978
Limited Edition for the Heritage Collection
Length: 12cm


£ 275.00
ANTHONY ELSON Silver Wine Taster
London 1977
Made for Hennell
Diameter: 11cm

With special makers mark for Anthony Elson at Hennell and the Silver Jubilee Mark
£ 295.00
ANTHONY ELSON Three Piece Silver Cruet

London 1970-3
Height pepper: 8.5 cm
Diameter Salt: 6.5 cm
Retailed by George Tarratt
£ 695.00