Height: 6.8 cm
Engraved under the Coat of Arms of the Pepperers Guild The 800th Anniversary of the Pepperers Guild 1180-1980
'Court ' Pattern Extensive 12 Place Setting - 116 PiecesGerald BenneyLondon 198512 x Table Knives - Table ForksDessert Spoons - Soup Spoons - Tea Spoons24 x Dessert Knives - Dessert Forks4 x Serving Spoons3 x Ladles1 x Soup Ladle166 oz + 36 knives
6 Place Silver Service
London 1967/836 Pieces
In original green silk lined covers in leatherette box.An early example with the address printed in lid 'Whitfield Place' - before he moved to Bear Lane. (We cannot recall seeing any service earlier than the commission for ICI in 1969)
Presented to the Port of London Authority by retiring board members in 1967
Engraved crest to side and board members names and inscription to base
Peppermill, Salt and Mustard
Height: 14cm (peppermill)
Length: 7.5cm (mustard)
This is from the first large Corporate commission after the war for the Ionian Bank. The bank had been bought by Michael Behrens, a patron of Gerald, who was the first backer of North Sea Oil. Later he would give Gerald a bridging loan to purchase his property at Beenham. Behrens also owned the Hanover Gallery, the firdt to show the work of Francis Bacon. Other similarly crested pieces from the Ionian commission can be seen on pages 100 and 101 of Graham Hughes' book; 'Gerald Benney - The story of 50 years at the bench'
Height: 20.5 cm
Diameter: 7.5 cm
A one off commission piece for Glaxo Research.
Engraved to base:
GR over a Plough - 1978-1987 - Dr. David Jack CBE Research & Development Director
Pair Silver Beakers
Unusual spiral hammering
Marked on base ' Gerald Benney at Carrington'
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