Spoon 9.8 cm
Commissioned for Golden Wedding AnniversaryHand engraved to reverse by Leslie DurbinIn original Durbin printed silk lined box
6 x 7 cm
This one for Northern Ireland from a series of UK National emblems - possibly made for the exhibition 'Britain Can Make It'
Marks are readable but worn
'Festival of Britain' Souvenir
This was a design that Durbin entered as a Souvenir to be sold at the Festival of Britain in 1951 but was not accepted. This is probably the only one he made as a prototype. 15 years later he used the model as a seal. See below.Now in the Pearson Collection.
Designed by Leslie Durbin and bears his hallmark+ The Millennium Mark
One of the last things he designed - a commission from The Clothworkers' Company to commemorate the Millennium.Manufactured by Marlow Brothers, LondonThere is an example in the Victoria & Albert museum: Reference M.5-2001
Made for 'The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Architectural Association'Illustrated in my book Designer British Silver
Now in The Pearson Collection
Total Weight: 83oz
This Rosebowl was a special commission following an exhibition of Durbin's work in Cambridge.A stunning example of Durbin's skills as a designerand craftsman.Click image to enlargeand see further imagesIllustrated in my book Designer British Silver
Now in The Pearson Silver Collection