Diameter: 12cm (base)
With presentation inscription:
Stuart Maxwell: Warden 1979 - 1994 From the incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh
Stuart Maxwell (1922-2012) joined the Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh in 1947 and worked tirelessly for the Scottish museums until he retired in 1982. His work on Scottish Silver was responsible for the fine collections in many of the Scottish Museums. He was a Freeman and later Warden for The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh.
This was the 26th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
Engraved to base:
NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 MADE IN 1979 TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND
Edition of: 1500
Designer: John Sutherland-Hawes & Tim Minett
Maker: Raymond Crisp
Sponsor’s Mark: Am
Height: 11.3 cm Cost new: £182
Silver Mounted Acrylic Candlesticks
Double Centenary Hallmark
Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln and three presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006.
2 pairs available
Designed by Eric Clements
Hand raised by Len Burt
Height: 17 cm
Diameter Top: 7 cm
Diameter Base: 9.5 cm
Leonard W Burt had worked for Omar Ramsden and was a very fine craftsman and made up several of Clement's designs in the 1950's.
Designed by Gerald Benney
(Viners engraved 'Designed by Gerald Benny'
Gerald came in our shop many years ago and said "They paid me all that money but couldn't spell my name right!"
Consultant designer for Viner 1959-69
Designed by Julie Chamberlain
For Garrard and Co
Facsmile engraved signature
Julie Chamberlain was born in 1958 and studied 3D Design and Silversmithing at Middlesex University before going to the Royal College of Art in 1981. She set up her own workshop in London in 1984
In 1993 Garrard and Co celebrated 150 years as the Crown Jewellers with an exhibition of their designers since 1925 and 17 contemporary silversmiths. This was one of the exhibits and bears the special 150 under a Crown Hallmark.
Pair Silver Gilt and Marble Candlesticks
Silver Workshop Ltd
Diameter base: 7.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Designed by Keith Redfern
Keith Redfern was born in Sheffield in 1935 and studied at the College of Art there before the Royal College of Art. He worked for David Mellor and Elkington before becoming a partner in Silver Workshop in the early 1960's with two RCA contemporaries Ronald Steven and Tony Laws. When they stopped trading in 1972 he became Head of 3D Design at Hornsey College of Art and established Keith Redfern Designs.
Barker Ellis & Co
Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Weight of branches 33 oz
Can also be used as a pair of candlesticks without the branches
Height: 54 cm
Width: 39 cm
Weight: 74 oz
Matt silver finish with crisp fret cut decoration
Wallace Smyth was born in Dinnington, Sheffield in 1911. At 14 he won a scholarship to a local Art School. In 1927 he started his career at Mappin and Webb, ultimately becoming Head of Design. Later he lectured at Chesterfield College of Art and continued freelance design and silversmithing into his 90's.The New Hawley Gallery at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, opened to the public with its first exhibition featuring the 'life and designs of Wallace Smyth who will be 100 years old this February'.