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Brian ASQUITH


Born in Sheffield in 1930 he started at the junior art department at the Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts and gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1947-51 where he studied in the School of Sculpture under Professor Frank Dobson. National service 1951-3, returned to Sheffield and developed an industrial design practice in 1955 where he shared a workshop with David Mellor until 1960. The 'Brian Asquith Design Partnership', housed in a studio workshop in Youlgreave, Derbyshire combined in the 1960's and 1970's a flourishing industrial design business with production in precious metals. In 1967 he accompanied the Goldsmith's Company exhibition to the Lincoln Center in New York and looked after the main exhibit, a Paul de Lamerie dish, in his hotel room before its installation. He began producing his own silverware in 1968. He has several Design Council awards for both coal and gas fired domestic appliances and has produced a range for Alessi in stainless steel and silver in the 1990's, as well as domestic silver for Downing Street, commissioned by the Silver Trust in 1993 and work for Lichfield and Chichester Cathedrals. Since 1963 he has lived and worked in the Peak District with his three sons. In the late 1960's he was very involved with the Goldsmith's Company and its extensive programme of overseas exhibitions, he is a Liveryman and had a retrospective exhibition at the Hall in 1993 and in Sheffield's Millenium Galleries in 2004. He died in March 2008. 

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BRIAN ASQUITH 10 Downing Street
Prototype for John Major
No. 10 Downing Street
Presentation Gift/AwardMarch 1996
Designed by Brian Asquith
Copper and Acrylic
26.8 cm x 18.8 cm
£ 69.00
BRIAN ASQUITH 'Champagne' Cutlery
Stainless Steel 6 Place Canteen
'Champagne' Pattern
Brian Asquith designed for Spear and Jackson (Ashberry) Ltd
58 Pieces in original box
£ 350.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Pair Silver Candlesticks
Sheffield 1972/3
Height 7 cm
£ 890.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Box
Sheffield 1973
Diameter: 58mm
Height: 34mm

£ 595.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Cheese Scoop
Silver Cheese Scoop
'New Spirit'
Sheffield 2000
Millennium Hallmark
Length: 13cm


£ 250.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Coaster
Sheffield 1998
Diameter: 10.5cm
Height: 3.5cm

£ 350.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Cruet Set
London 1971
(Tray 1973)
Height: 5.5cm
Diameter: 11.5cm
£ 695.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Desk Tidy
Sheffield 1967

Width: 10.5 cm
Height: 1.5 cm
Weight: 420 gms

One off Prototype made for the Crafts Council.
They sold these in base metal as souvenirs for the Prince of Wales Investiture in 1969

£ 350.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Dish
Sheffield 1998
Diameter: 11.5 cm

Inscription to base
£ 120.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Goblet
Sheffield 1992

Height: 18 cm
Diameter top: 8 cm
Weight: 509 gms

A one off commission for a Director of Glaxo 
Engraved to base: CHARLES A SANDERS. M.D. JANUARY 1990

Loaned to the Goldsmiths' Company for their Brian Asquith exhibition in 1992 at Goldsmiths' Hall




£ 995.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Napkin Ring
Sheffield 1997
Diameter: 4.5 cm
£ 140.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Prince of Wales Box
Sheffield 1968
5cm

Applied with Prince of Wales feathers in gold - made for Prince Charles investiture in Caernarfon Castle in 1969
£ 450.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Quaich
Sheffield 1994
Diameter: 10.5 cm
Width: 15.3 cm£395
Commissioned by Tulchan Sporting Estates, Grantown-on-Spey

In original box
£ 395.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Royal Wedding Box
Sheffield 1981
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Commemorative
Rosewood Lined
Diameter: 5.5cm
Height: 6cm
£ 295.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Ruler
Sheffield 1982
21 cm

£ 250.00
Brian Asquith Silver Salver
Sheffield 1971
25.5 cm Diameter (10 inch)


£ 450.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Tray
Sheffield 1996
Diameter: 26 cm
Weight: 669 gms (21.5 oz)
£ 550.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Wine Coaster
Sheffield 1979
Height: 8.5cm
Daimeteer: 15cm 
£ 895.00
BRIAN ASQUITH Silver/wood box
Sheffield 1980
Diameter: 5.7 cm
Height: 3.3 cm
£ 275.00
Millenium Canteen Catalogue
Sheffield City Council commissioned a canteen to be made for the Millennium

Including work by Brian Asquith, Michael Bolton,William Phipps, Richard Fox, Julie ChamberlainIn total 37 Silversmiths

Well illustrated Catalogue 
£ 10.00
Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue
Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust
18 illustrated pages

£10
Silver  Dish
Sheffield 1988
Diameter 11.5 cm

Engraved with the Arms of Sheffield 1554
£ 150.00
Silver Box
Sheffield 1970
Diameter: 4¾cm
Height: 3cm

£ 395.00