A Styles Silver commission
Andrew studied at the School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in Birmingham until 1979 and still has his workshop there.
Much of his work is influenced by his travels in Japan
Designer British Silver from studios established 1930 - 1985 by Derek Styles and John Andrew
'Designer British Silver from studios established 1930 to 1985' is a beautifully produced 560 page slip case edition weighing over 4 kilos and retails at £75. This is a major work and should remain the definitive book on the period for some time to come. It has taken over 20 years of research and 7 years writing.
It features: Introduction by Gordon Hamme; an overview of this important period; biographical chapters on the 50 major silversmiths; brief information of over 200 others; where pieces can be seen; a glossary and is fully indexed with full colour illustrations.
Written by my father Derek Styles - please ask if you would like a signed edition
Brighton College of Art Mark
Diameter: 15 cm
Height: 4 cm
Weight: 236 gms
Pierced hand raised dish with a removable foot section.
PROVENANCE: The GERALD and JANET BENNEY Collection of Silver
This was probably the first piece of silver made by Gerald Benney at the the Brighton College of Art in 1946.
(He studied under Dunstan Pruden there until 1948,)
ANTHONY ELSON studied under Pruden at Brighton in 1955 and he told me:
'The first thing that Pruden asked his fulltime students to make was a small bowl. This involved raising, planishing and shaping and finally soldering and all this took several weeks to complete.'
Gerald's father, Ernest Sallis Benney, was Principal of the Brighton School so would have had access to their mark to assay it for him later.
Bonhams 20 November 2013 Lot 114 catalogue reads:
This was possibly made earlier and similar to other noted works made by Gerald while at the Brighton College of Art later hallmarked.
Height: 8.5 cm
Diameter : 7.2 cm
Gerald held an exhibition at Carrington's in 1977 and designed an exclusive range featuring spiral bark hammering
In silk lined Benney box
Height: 26.5 cm
Weight: 35 oz
Original silk lined boxes - Stamped: Charles de Temple 52 Jermyn Street London SW1
Jocelyn was in partnership with Charles de Temple when she first started - she made gold jewellery that retailed in his Bond Street shop in Street that specialised in avant garde jewellery
Maker: Wakely & Wheeler
Designed by KENNETH LESSONS
Height: 8 cm
Finely hand engraved with a Teddy Bear playing a drum
Kenneth W Lessons - born 1933 studied at Sheffield College of Art before attending the Royal College of Art.
Opened own studio in 1957 and immediately received important commissions, including a mace to be presented by the Queen Mother.
Fully Hallmarked Silver in London
Available as a pair or individually
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Length: 10cm (beak to tail)
Length: 12cm (beak to tail)
The Worshipful Company of Grocers commissioned Michael to make a spoon to be presented to Princess Diana for the 10th Anniversary of her being a Freeman of the Company
This commission of a Caddy Spoon given to the Liverymen followed - probably under were 30 made
Following on from Hanoverian without rat-tail came Plain Old English which was very popular from 1760 to 1800. The forks were now four pronged and the end of the spoon turned down instead of up so that they could be crested or initialled on the front. This remains one of the most popular patterns as it can be used equally well in a modern or antique setting.
All sets come in cutlery rolls unless boxed.
All 12 Place - 60 Piece sets (unless otherwise stated)
Contain 12 Table / Soup Spoons, 12 Table Forks,12 Dessert Spoons, 12 Dessert Forks and 12 Tea Spoons
New Silver handled knives are available.
OLD ENGLISH SERVICES CURRENTLY IN STOCK:
12 Place Setting - 48 Pieces (no tea) London 1845 - 76 George Adams £3750
12 Place Setting - 60 Pieces London 1781-5 (44 pieces by William Sumner) £3750
12 Place Setting - 60 Pieces Georgian Mixed makers 1792 -1833 £3500
12 Place Setting - 60 Pieces - Jackson and Fullerton London 1898-1933 £3500
12 Place Setting - 60 Pieces - Mixed Makers £3250
12 Place Setting - 60 Pieces - Mixed Makers £2950
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Height: 9½cm (top of wing)
Length: 11cm (tail to beak)
(current recommended retail is £2799)
This range of Twist Handled spoons was introduced in 1975 following a commission for an identical punch ladle to this one.
See 'Hand & Machine' pages 34-35