Hot forged from Sterling Silver
Maker: Brett Payne
This caddy spoon has been designed exclusively for Styles Silver who commissioned it for British Silver Week 2009.
They are still being made today.
Length: 10 cm
E A Sallis Benney, Gerald's father was Principal and Dunstan Pruden Head of silversmithing. Anthony Elson studied under Pruden there in 1955 so I asked him about this spoon.
'The first thing that Pruden asked his full time students to make was a small bowl followed by a jug. This involved raising, planishing and shaping and finally soldering and all of this took several weeks to complete. Now his part time evening students were encouraged to make shallow bowls, spoons etc so that they could complete them within a term and have something to show for their labours.'
Engraved with a stylised Lily of the Valley in the form of the letter 'C'
Francis Adams was born in Hungary and learnt his craft in wrought iron. He worked in London for Starkie Gardner & Co, the wrought iron specialists that also worked in bronze, lead, silver and gold. He taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1906-5 where Leslie Durbin was amongst his pupils. In 1920 he opened his own workshop.
Styles Silver commissioned James Dougall to make a limited edition of 12 silver caddy spoons for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
James was an obvious choice to design these caddy spoons, as his work with shagreen is very special. and the Purple here almost has a 'regal' feel to it.
This is the last one available - with signed limited edition certificate
Width: 6.5 cm
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Summer and WinterAward winning silversmith Jen Ricketts gained a First Class Honours Degree from De Montfort University and recently completed a silversmithing residency at Bishopsland near Reading. Jen has received bullion awards from the Goldsmiths’ Company London, the Malcolm Appleby Award for artistic excellence and recently completed a prestigious commission for the Assay Master at the Sheffield Assay Office as well as having one of her tealights presented to the Queen on a visit to Sheffield in 2015.
Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd
3 Silver & Enamel Caddy Spoons commissioned by Twinings Tea
1. The Twining family crest
2. The bust of Thomas Twining
3. The ornate archway above the entrance to Twinings at 216 Strand in London featuring the Golden Lion and two Oriental figures
In original box with booklet