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GERALD BENNEY 6 Silver Goblets
London 1970

Height: 12.7 cm
Diameter top: 6.8 cm
Weight: 42 oz

SOLD


GERALD BENNEY Handmade Dish
London 1953

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.
GERALD BENNEY Silver Beaker
London 1977
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


SOLD

GERALD BENNEY Silver TUMBLER Cup
London 1966

Height: 5 cm
Diameter: 7.5 cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Two Pairs Silver & Enamel Wine Carafes on Double Coasters
London 1973

White Wine and Red Wine Enamel by Alan Evans (makers mark on base)
These were made as a one off commission.
Height: 30cm
Length: 22cm (Coasters)

SOLD

GERALD BENNEY Large Silver JUG
London 1977

Silver Jubilee Hallmark

Height: 15 cm
Width: 16 cm
Weight: 589 gms

Gerald held an exhibition at Carrington's in 1977 and designed an exclusive range featuring spiral bark hammering

This holds more than 75cl

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY 12 Place Silver Cutlery Service
'Court ' Pattern Extensive 12 Place Setting - 116 Pieces
London 1985
SOLD
GERALD BENNEY 6 Place Silver Service
6 Place Silver Service

London 1967/836 Pieces
SOLD

In original green silk lined covers in leatherette box. An early example with the address printed in lid 'Whitfield Place' - before he moved to Bear Lane.
(We cannot recall seeing any service earlier than the commission for ICI in 1969) 
GERALD BENNEY 8 Silver Beakers
London 1972
Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 6.5 cm

SOLD

GERALD BENNEY 9 Branch Silver Candelabra
London 1976
Height: 56.5 cm

SOLD

A one off commissioned piece
GERALD BENNEY Blue Enamel Silver Box
London 1991

Also with enamellers mark of Alan Evans
Diameter: 6cm

SOLD

 
GERALD BENNEY Large Silver and Enamel Letter Opener
London 1985

With makers marks for Robert Winter RVW (enameller)
unusual enamel design
Length:25cm

SOLD

 
GERALD BENNEY Large Silver Ingot Paperweight
London 1981
20.5 cm
16 oz

SOLD

Presented by Ove Arup Partners (Consulting Engineers) for 25 years service
Gerald Benney Large Silver Jug
London 1966

22cm high

SOLD

Presented to the Port of London Authority by retiring board members in 1967

Engraved crest to side and board members names and inscription to base
GERALD BENNEY Pair Gold & Enamel Cufflinks
London 1985

Enamel and 18ct Gold

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Pair Silver Candelabra
London 1972

Height: 34.5cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Pair Silver Coasters
London 1974
Diameter: 13.7 cm

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GERALD BENNEY Pair Silver Gilt Beakers
London 1975
Height: 7.5cm
Diameter: 6.5cm

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GERALD BENNEY Silver 3 Piece Coffee Set
Coffee: London 1973
Jug & Bowl: London 1976

Height: 27 cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver 6 Piece Cruet
London 1970/1

Peppermill
Height: 12.5 cm
Diameter: 6.5 cm
Salt  Diameter: 9 cm  Height: 7 cm
Mustard  Diameter: 7 cm  Height: 7 cm

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GERALD BENNEY Silver and Enamel Box PRINCE CHARLES
London 2000
Engraved Prince of Wales Crest
Diameter: 7.7 cm
Height: 7 cm
Chamois Leather Interior

SOLD
Commissioned by Prince Charles as a presentation item - Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
GERALD BENNEY Silver and Enamel Dirk and Kilt Pin
Dirk / Skean Dhu
London 1982

Length: 20.5cm

Matt enamel with oxidised silver sheath

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GERALD BENNEY Silver and Gold Box
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London 1972

Length 9.65cm
Weight 292 grams

SOLD

Box in silver and 18 carat gold, the hinged cover with optical allusion engraving to represent pyramids with a gold sphere at their apex. As gold and silver melt at different temperatures, the soldering of the sphere is quite a feat.

Description taken from 'The Pearson Collection' http://www.pearsonsilvercollection.com/gerald_benney11.html
GERALD BENNEY Silver Box
London 1974

Length: 12.5cm
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 10cm

SOLD

GERALD BENNEY Silver Box
London 1966

Length: 15.5cm

SOLD

 
GERALD BENNEY Silver Box
London 1996

15cm by 10cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver Box PRINCE CHARLES
London 1978

Length:12cm
Presentation piece made for Prince Charles

SOLD

Now in the Pearson Collection 
GERALD BENNEY Silver Box PRINCE CHARLES
London 1978

Diameter: 3.5cm
SOLD
Commissioned by Prince Charles with Prince of Wales feathers as a presentation item - Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
GERALD BENNEY Silver Candelabra
London 1973

Height: 46 cm
Width: 22 cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver Candlesticks
London 1971

Height: 25cm
Diameter: 10cm (base)

SOLD

 
GERALD BENNEY Silver Carafe
London 1979

Height: 25.5cm
Diameter: 10cm (base)

SOLD

 
GERALD BENNEY Silver CARPENTERS' COMPANY SPOON
London 1977

13.5 cm

Commissioned by The Worshipful Company of Carpenters to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in original box

With the Jubilee Hallmark

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GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
London 1960
Peppermill, Salt and Mustard 
Height: 14cm (peppermill) 
Length: 7.5cm (mustard)

SOLD

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'


GERALD BENNEY Silver Dish
London 1973
Length: 11cm

sold

Commissioned by London Merchant Securities Ltd to commemorate their centenary.



GERALD BENNEY Silver Dish
London 1957

Length: 25.5cm
Width: 9.5cm

SOLD

 

Early examples of his silver work rarely turn up
GERALD BENNEY Silver Dish
London 1971

Length: 23cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver Gilt and Enamel Desk Set
Commissioned by Nigel Broackes

Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
GERALD BENNEY Silver Gilt Grape Scissors
London 1971

Length: 14.5 cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver JUG
London 1980

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 8 cm
Width: 12 cm

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Gerald Benney Silver Letter Opener
London 1973

Length: 20cm

SOLD
GERALD BENNEY Silver Mustard
London 1958

Length: 11.5cm

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GERALD BENNEY Silver Pepper & Salt for THE PEPPERER'S GUILD
London 1980

Height: 6.5 cm

Limited Edition engraved:

THE 800th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEPPERER'S GUILD 1180-1980 *

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GERALD BENNEY Silver Peppermill
London 1986
Height: 10.5 cm

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GERALD BENNEY Silver Peppermill
London 2002

Height: 11.5cm
Diameter: 5cm

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GERALD BENNEY Silver Presentation Trowel
London 1988
Length: 26 cm

SOLD

The only example of a ceremonial trowel by Benney that we have come across - Now in the Pearson Silver Collection