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Grant MACDONALD


George Grant Macdonald was born in London in 1947. At 14 Grant Macdonald went to the small jewellery workshop of one of his father's patients and ended up making a small silver spoon and he was hooked. Studied at the Central School and Sir John Cass College until 1969 and then set up a small workshop with Paul Podolsky in Albion Street which gradually expanded. It was here in the early 1970's that he pioneered a process of electro-texturing, a method of electroplating under controlled conditions to produce various types of texture and nodulant surfaces, relating to the form of the underlying metal. As a production decoration it could be used on a wide variety of silver items, from cufflinks to goblets, keeping trade costs attractive to retailers. In 1976 he took over Gerald Benney's Bear Lane workshops when Benney moved out to Berkshire. To keep his large workforce going he first relied on the American market but in 1979 MacDonald received an enquiry from a palace in the Middle East which opened up a whole new market for him. The Gulf States would then become the backbone of his business, making luxurious royal gifts in gold and silver using traditional patterns of a particular country on new designs. By now his Southwark studio workshop had 20 employees combing traditional crafts with new industrial skills. Grant Macdonald had an exhibition in the Silver Gallery at the V & A in 1997 and was elected a member of the Court of Assistants of the Goldsmith's Company in 2000. In 1998 he completed a one and a half ton, eighteen foot high Cross and Orb to go on top of the rebuilt Dresden Cathedral. He has recently opened a shop in Dubai and his collection for Aston Martin can be found in Harrods. In 2016 Grant became a Royal Warrant holder for HRH Prince of Wales. His work is also found at 10 Downing Street, Lichfield Cathedral and over 20 City Livery Companies. 
 

     To coincide with Grant's Exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall we are running a selling exhibition in our shop in Hungerford : 

                                             

                                       Scroll down to see selection of items currently in stock 

GRANT MACDONALD  Silver Tray
Grant Macdonald
London 1977
Diameter 33.5 cm
Part of Grant Macdonald's first major private commission


£ 1,750.00
GRANT MACDONALD Large Silver Tray
Grant Macdonald
London 1977
Diameter 39.5 cm

Part of Grant Macdonald's first major private commission
£ 1,950.00
GRANT MACDONALD Mercer's Company Silver Jubilee Dish
London 1977

Silver Jubilee Hallmark

Diameter 12.6 cm

Engraved under rim:THE GIFT OF THE MERCER'S COMPANY QUEEN ELIZABETH II JUBILEE 1977
£ 295.00
GRANT MACDONALD Pair Silver Beakers
Grant Macdonald
London 1975
Height: 10 cm
Diameter: 6 cm

£ 895.00
GRANT MACDONALD Pair Silver Goblets
London 1972
Height: 13.5 cm

(Another pair also available  1977)

£ 695.00
GRANT MACDONALD Round Silver Drinks Tray
London 1977
Diameter: 33.3 cm


£ 1,750.00
GRANT MACDONALD Set of 8 Silver Napkin Rings
London 1977
Numbered 1-8
Diameter: 5 cm

Part of Grant Macdonald's first major commission
£ 895.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Cruet
Silver 3 Piece Cruet
London 1977
Height pepper: 9.7 cm

2 sets available

Part of Grant Macdonald's first major private commission
£ 695.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Dish
London 1977
Diameter: 8 cm
£ 150.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Gilt Menu Holder
London 1977
Width: 5.3 cm

Part of Grant Macdonald's first major commission

£ 98.00
Grant Macdonald Silver 'King Edgar' Bowl
London 1973
Length: 12cm

Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of King Edgar's Coronation in Bath in 973 

In original box
£ 295.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Letter Opener

Grant Macdonald
London 1973
19cm
Granulated silver gilt texturing


£ 475.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Letter Opener
London 
Fully Hallmarked Silver 
Length: 22cm
£ 495.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Menu Holder
London 1978
Width: 4.5 cm

Part of Grant's first major commission 

£ 98.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Menu Holders
London 1978
Height: 4cm 
£ 120.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Napkin Ring
London 1972

Length: 5.25cm
Height: 3.25cm


£ 175.00
GRANT MACDONALD Silver Table Lighter
London 1975
Height: 8.5 cm
Diameter: 5.5 cm

Silver cased Braun gas lighter - in working order

£ 395.00