Height: 17 cm
Diameter: 11 cm
Set with 4 cabochon moonstones and a cornellian
Bernard Harrington was Head of Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee 1943-74
Inspired by the Orb used in the Coronation
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
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
Designed by Eric Clements for Mappin & Webb
Total weight: 91 oz
Height: 19 cm
This award winning design was made in large numbers in Silver Plate but rarely found in silver, especially the Coffee Pot.
The first 3 piece set we had was bought by Eric Clements himself as he didn't have a silver set.
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'
Diameter: 1/ 4 inch - 2/ 6 inch - 3/ 8 inch
Width: 1/ 7 inch - 2/ 22 inch - 3/ 29 inch
Price: 1/ £1950 - 2/ £3500 - 3/ £4500
Usually kept in stock - please phone for current price and availability
A cigarette canister commissioned for the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Illustrated on page 256 in my book 'Designer British Silversmiths'
Both Grant Macdonald and Christopher Lawrence rate Hill (1914-75) very highly as a teacher. He taught at the Central School and later at Sir John Cass as well as designing for C J Vander. After the Coronation in 1953 Prince Phillip asked Hill to design a communion set to be given to the Archbishop of Canterbury as a 'Thank you' present. Work bearing his own maker's mark rarely turn up.
Height: 12.5 cm
Diameter top: 7.5 cm
2 Red enamel lions heads to front, crested to back.
Commissioned by Royal Salute Whisky. It was launched in 1953 by Chivas Brothers as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation day. Named after the traditional 21 gun salute, Royal Salute is aged for a minimum 21 years.
9 cm square
Height: 4 cm
Similar example illustrated on page 55 'Robert Welch - Design in a Cotswold Workshop'
Height: 16.7 cm
Diameter top: 7.5 cm
Rod Kelly had previously made a beaker and plate for Toshio Konishi, fellow Director of Sir Paul Girolami, Chairman of Glaxo and past Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company. When his son Hiroshi Konishi took over as a Director he commissioned this goblet.
The decoration has lotus blossom motifs and a Japanese flag with a sun. The horses were a Japanese symbol associated with his family.
Diameter: 12.5 cm
Height: 3 cm
A late piece by Stuart, designed when he was Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and made as gifts for Liverymen.
Dish made by Nicholas Plummer and Leopard's Head carved by Lexi Dick
Original box and booklet