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Christopher LAWRENCE


Christopher Nigel Lawrence: born 1936. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.Born in Cumberland then moved to Essex where his scout master was Norman Vander who arranged a factory visit. At 13 he decided he wanted to be a silversmith and his father gave him a workshop at the bottom of the garden. At 15 he was an apprenticed to C J Vander as a tray maker and flat hammer man. Studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. When he was 21 he moved to R E Stone where he worked for 2 years with many fine craftsmen as everything here was hand made and he learnt how to hand raise with the hammer. He later spent 8 years as Gerald Benney's workshop manager before setting up by himself, again in a small garden workshop in the late 1960's. Four months later he opened his own design studio and workshop in Leigh-on Sea and as things improved he employed 9 silversmiths. Following the recession he closed the workshop and spent more time designing and making himself rather than just managing a larger business. He moved to Southend and again had a workshop in his garden. He went on to win 28 prizes in the Goldsmiths' Craft Council competitions and 3 Jacques Cartier Memorial Awards. In 1973 he held a one-man exhibition at Goldsmith's Hall when Graham Hughes said "it was his silver tableware that astonished visitors." During the 1970's he also did some design work for his old employer C J Vander. In the mid 1970's he produced some limited edition pieces for Jean Renet, 1 Old Bond Street, London following a one-man exhibition in 1970. Lives in Essex and is a member of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.


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purchasing work by Christopher Lawrence 
 

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CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Large Silver SAUCEBOAT on STAND
London 1977

Tray Length: 26 cm
Total Weight: 28 oz



£ 995.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver DAISY
London 1981

Height: 14.5 cm

Original Orrefors Crystal vase


£ 240.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE  Silver SALT & PEPPER
London 1981

Heritage Collection Limited Edition  59/100

Height: 9.5 cm




£ 395.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Pair Silver BRITANNIA Dishes
London 1997
Britannia Standard

Diameter: 14 cm
391 gms

In original boxes with certificate signed by Christopher Lawrence and Deputy Master of the Mint

Britannia Silver standard was introduced in 1697 and in 1797 the first copper penny was introduced - the 'Cartwheel' - with Britannia struck by Matthew Boulton. This Limited Edition of 200 pairs was commissioned by The Royal Mint and also features their Mark


£ 450.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver 'Bank of England' Dish
London 1994

Britannia Standard

Length: 11cm

Commemorating 300 years of The Bank of England - with the Bank's own hallmark

£ 79.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver Bowl
London 1975

Diameter: 12cm

More Available
£ 220.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver BOX
London 1977

House of Lawrian

Diameter: 5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm





£ 250.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver EASTER Mushroom
London 1982

Height: 9½cm

Limited Edition of 250 for The Heritage Collection

With Certificate and signed note 


£ 395.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver GOBLET
London 1975

Height: 12 cm
Diameter: 7 cm



£ 275.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver JUG
London 1984

Height: 10.5 cm



£ 250.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver NAPKIN RING
London 1975

Length: 5 cm

2 Available


£ 120.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver NAPKIN RING
London 1974

House of Lawrian

Diameter: 4.3 cm
 
4 available

£ 125.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver Pot POMANDER / POT POURRI
London 1981

Width: 6 cm
Height: 5 cm



£ 195.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Silver St PAUL's 'PUMPKIN'
London 1981

The Heritage Collection Limited Edition

Height: 11 cm

Commemorating the wedding of Charles and Diana


£ 295.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Small Silver MUSHROOM
London 1978

House of Lawrian

Height: 4 cm
Diameter: 5 cm (slate base)

The Greenie Mushroom Collection: 'Greenie Eats'

£ 79.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Small Silver MUSHROOM
London 1978

House of Lawrian

Length: 5 cm

The Greenie Mushroom Collection: 'Greenie Works'

£ 79.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Small Silver MUSHROOM
London 1978

House of Lawrian

Height: 4 cm
Diameter: 4.5 cm (slate base)

The Greenie Mushroom Collection: 'Greenie Defends'

£ 79.00
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE Small Silver MUSHROOM
London 1978

House of Lawrian

Height: 4cm
Diameter: 4.5cm (slate base)

The Greenie Mushroom Collection: 'Greenie Lives'

£ 79.00
Mushroom Book
Capricious Mushrooms by John Hine

Christopher Lawrence designed a series of mushrooms for the John HIne Collection

157 pages

Click image to enlarge


£ 12.00