Spoon 9.8 cm
Commissioned for Golden Wedding AnniversaryHand engraved to reverse by Leslie DurbinIn original Durbin printed silk lined box
'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
Silver "Shell" Dish
Height: 5cm (not shells)
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Made for 'The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Architectural Association'Illustrated in my book Designer British Silver
Now in The Pearson Collection
A similar Fish engraving can be seen on his Fishing Trophy he made in 1938, age 25, while studying at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. (See illustration page 188 of my book 'Designer British Silver')
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
Made for Saccone & Speed, wine shippers, to give to clients to commemorate Elizabeth II's Coronation.