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A E PITTMAN Silver Coffee Pot
London 1950
Wakely & Wheeler

Height: 25 cm
Total weight: 892 gms

This was designed by A E Pittman for Payne & Son of Oxford

From the 1930's 'Bertie' Pittman was a partner of Arthur Wakely in the firm of Wakely & Wheeler, and he was also a designer.

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ALEXANDER WOLFE Silver Covered Jug
London 1970
Set with Cabochon Garnet
Height: 12cm
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ANTON PRUDEN Silver Jug
London 1988

Height: 8 cm
Width: 12 cm

Anton Pruden is the grandson of Dunstan Pruden and works in Ditchling, Sussex

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ARTHUR CREIGHTON Silver Spoon
Chester 1953
16 cm
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Arthur Creighton taught Silversmithing at Morecombe College of Art
ARTHUR KEMP Silver SPOON
Birmingham 1941

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Arthur C Kemp registered his mark in 1935

Length: 15 cm
Weight: 27 g

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Barry Milner Silver Bowl
Birmingham 1972

10 cm high

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BARRY WITMOND Silver Shell Dish
London 1996

Retailed by Garrard & Co
Width: 6.6 cm

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Barry Mark Witmond did a pre-apprentice course at the Sir John Cass College of Art before being apprenticed to Wakely and Wheeler. In 1976 he started working for, and later took over the business of, Eric Holmes. After rent increases in Mayfair he set up his workshop in Lincolnshire.
BERNARD HARRINGTON Silver Covered Bowl
Edinburgh 1952
Height: 17 cm
Diameter: 11 cm
Coronation Hallmark

Set with 4 cabochon moonstones and a cornelian - Inspired by the Orb used in the Coronation 

Bernard Harrington was Head of Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee 1943-74
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BRIAN CAIN Silver Dish
London 1958
Designed by Brian Cain
Made by Wakely & Wheeler
Diameter: 15.5 cm
Height: 5 cm
Weight: 243 gms
A fine example of 1950's design and craftsmanship
Brian R Cain was born in 1931 and served his apprenticeship with Wakely and Wheeler. He studied on day release at the Central School of Arts and Crafts with contemporaries John Bartholomew and Lew Marlow. Payne and Son of Oxford and George Tarratt in Leicester retailed some of the pieces he designed for Wakely and Wheeler in the late 1950's. Cain later moved to C J Vander where he was the company's design manager
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BRIGHTON COLLEGE of ART Silver BOWL 1947
London 1947

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Gerald Benney studied at the Brighton College of Art from 1946-48 under DUNSTAN PRUDEN (Gerald's father Sallis Benney was Principal)

ANTHONY ELSON studied under Pruden there in 1955 and he told me: '

'The first thing that Pruden asked his full time students to make was a small bowl. This involved raising, planishing and shaping.'

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BRIGHTON COLLEGE of ART Silver JUG 1947
London 1947

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Width: 13 cm
Height: 8 cm

Gerald Benney studied at the Brighton College of Art from 1946-48 under DUNSTAN PRUDEN (Gerald's father Sallis Benney was Principal)

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CECIL COLYER Silver Jug
London 1968
Height: 9.2 cm
Width: 13 cm

Cecil Frederick Colyer studied at Cambridge and spent time in Nigeria in the Colonial Service. Returning to England he ran a boys club at Uppingham School and during the war was a pilot instructor for the RAF.In 1952 was appointed as Head of Metal and Woodwork at Bryanston School. He was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Turners and registered his London mark in 1965 then later in Edinburgh. One of his students, Simon Beer, called him '...an inspired teacher'. He died in 1994. 

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CHARLES de BOER Silver Dish
Sheffield 1963
Diameter: 8 cm
Charles Henry de Boer (1921-2013) was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Liverpool and had many craft interests apart from silversmithing.
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CHRIS KNIGHT Silver Goblet/Beaker
Sheffield 1992

Height: 16.5 cm

Reversible Goblet or Beaker - gilt lined cups

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CHRIS KNIGHT Silver Sauceboat
Sheffield 1991
31 cm
Chris Knight was born in Bishops Stortford in 1964 and studied at Sheffield before attending the Royal College of Art 1990-2. His work can be seen in many public collections including the V&A and museums in Paris, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Gateshead, Sheffield, Ulster and Norwich.
This was the first object formed for his master's programme at the RCA and the first of his 'Spiked' series. At the time he was  he was concerned with the relationship between the visual and tactile qualities of 'visually aggressive objects ...objects that may hurt' but attract us none  the less.
Now in The Pearson Silver Collection
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CHRIS KNIGHT Silver Spike Dish
Sheffield 1996
Width: 14 cm

Provenance: The Terry Brodie-Smith Collection exhibited at The Scottish Gallery 2012. Exhibition Catalogue:http://www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/images/exhibitions/Silver_Collection_Catalogue.pdfChris
Knight achieved an MA at the Royal College of Art in 1992 and is Senior lecturer in Jewellery and silversmithing at Sheffield Hallam University.
Spike Dish was illustrated in 'Living Silver' exhibition, a touring exhibition of British Silversmiths curated by the Crafts Council in 1995
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CHRISTINA ARMYTAGE Silver & Enamel LETTER OPENER & STAMP BOX
London 1978
Length:21.5 cm
Weight: 133 gm

Hinged Stamp Case in handle - Now in The Pearson Silver Collection

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DAVID DUXFORD Silver Spoon
Birmingham 1983
11.5 cm
David Iain Duxford worked in Southwell, Nottinghamshire
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DAVID THOMAS Slver Goblet
London 1988
Height 14 cm
Diameter top: 6.5 cm
Engraved standing Stag to front - Applied Thistles round stem
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DAVID WYNNE Silver 'Boy with a Dolphin'
London 1979
Mappin and Webb
Limited Edition of 250
Length: 31cm (Granite Base)
Height: 17cm

Orginal sculpture at The Albert Bridge, London+ Tower Bridge + Mayo Clinic + Worcester, Mass, USA
David Wynne (1926-2014)   David's son modelled as the boy. He made more public sculptures in London than any other 20th Century artist - including Guy the Gorilla at Crystal Palace, Fred Perry at Wimbledon and Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park as well as several other Royal commissions. 
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DENNIS BUGG Silver DISH
London 1976

Length: 20.5 cm
DEREK BIRCH Silver & Acrylic CANDLESTICKS
Birmingham 1973

7.5 cm 

Silver Mounted Acrylic Candlesticks - Double Centenary Hallmark

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln and three presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006
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DEREK BIRCH Silver & Enamel CADDY SPOON
Birmingham 1986
Length: 8.5 cm

Commissioned by TALBOT HEATH SCHOOL, Bournemouth

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln with 3 being presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006.

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DEREK BIRCH Silver & Enamel 'LINCOLN CATHEDRAL' CADDY SPOON
Birmingham 1971

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 7.5 cm

Enamel design from a Stained glass window in Lincoln Cathedral - Engraved to reverse: Lincoln Cathedral 1072-1972

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln with 3 being presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006

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DEREK BIRCH Silver LETTER OPENER
London 1997
Length: 19 cm

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln and three presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006
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DEREK BIRCH Silver LINCOLN CATHEDRAL Goblet
Birmingham 1972
Height: 11.8 cm
Red enamel design in front from a Stained \glass window in Lincoln Cathedral - Engraved to reverse: Lincoln Cathedral 1072-1972

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln and three presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006.
Now in The Pearson Silver Collection
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DEREK ELLIOTT -  GUILD of HANDICRAFT Silver SALT & SPOON
London 1990
Marked: 
G of H and DSE maker's marks for Derek Elliott who designed and made it
Diameter: 8.5 cm

Spoon: 
London 1995
8.5 cm
GofH mark

Derek Elliot was born in 1963 and apprenticed to David Hart in 1982. He became a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company in the traditional way in 1987 and registered his own maker's mark the same year.
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DERRICK GRADY Silver Rosebowl
London 1974
Diameter: 14 cm
Height: 7 cm
Derrick Grady entered his mark in 1969.
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DESMOND CLEN-MURPHY Silver & Enamel SERVING SPOON
London 1955

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 26.2 cm
Weight: 89 g

Illustrated in my book - British Designer Silversmiths on page 138

Desmond Clen-Murphy (1924-2010) studied with Gerald Benney at Brighton School of Arts and Crafts where they were taught silversmithing by Dunstan Pruden. He established a workshop in Brighton in 1952 and taught at Worthing. In the 1950's gave Benney a hand and also worked with Louis Osman. The majority of his work was made as commissions from the Goldsmiths' Company, Universities, Churches and the Government. His work rarely turns up apart from the Chichester Cathedral goblet he designed for Aurum in 1976 - some of his work can be seen in the Treasury there

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DESMOND CLEN-MURPHY Silver & Enamel SERVING SPOON
London 1955

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 26.2 cm
Weight: 89 g

Illustrated in my book - British Designer Silversmiths on page 138

Desmond Clen-Murphy (1924-2010) studied with Gerald Benney at Brighton School of Arts and Crafts where they were taught silversmithing by Dunstan Pruden. He established a workshop in Brighton in 1952 and taught at Worthing. In the 1950's gave Benney a hand and also worked with Louis Osman. The majority of his work was made as commissions from the Goldsmiths' Company, Universities, Churches and the Government. His work rarely turns up apart from the Chichester Cathedral goblet he designed for Aurum in 1976 - some of his work can be seen in the Treasury there.

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DUNSTAN PRUDEN Silver Crucifix
London 1970
Height: 16 cm
Width: 11 cm

Alfred Charles Pruden (1906-74) known as 'Dunstan' studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Early in his career he made up a lot of designs by H G Murphy, including a processional crucifix for Lichfield Cathedral. Much of his own later work was ecclesiastical. He entered a Guild at Ditchling with Eric Gill. He taught t Brighton College of Art and counted Gerald Benney and Anthony Elson among his pupils. His grandson Anton Pruden continues the tradition in Ditchling.
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EALING SCHOOL of ART Silver Jug
London 1961
Width: 17 cm
Height: 9 cm
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EURICE PHILLIPS Silver Tulip  Vase
London 1978
Eurice Ida Phillips
10cm high
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FRANCES LOYEN Pair Silver & Enamel Goblets
London 1982
Height: 15.5cm
Plique-a-jour enamel
(See a slightly shorter pair 1982 illustrated in my book page 307 purchased in 2013 for £1820, now in the Pearson Silver Collection)
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FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel BEAKER
London 1980

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia Standard (958)

Height: 8 cm
Diameter: 6.8 cm

Enamel perfect - A similar Tree design beaker available in green & white enamel

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FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel BEAKER
London 1980

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia Standard (958)

Height: 8 cm
Diameter; 6.8 cm

Enamel perfect - A similar Tree beaker with red & white enamel also available

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FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel BEAKER
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 7.3 cm
Diameter: 6.2 cm
Weight: 64g

Pink to Red enamel perfect - A similar example with Green to Blue enamel also available
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FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel BEAKER
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 7.3 cm
Diameter: 6.2 cm
Weight: 63g

Green to Blue enamel perfect - A similar example with Pink to Red enamel also available
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FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel BOX
London 1984

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 4.6 cm

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FRANCES LOYEN Silver SPOON - THE MERCERS' COMPANY
London 1993

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia Standard (958)

Length: 18.8 cm

A faithful copy of a 14th Century Diamond Point spoon - Commissioned to commemorate the 700th Anniversary - the Company was incorporated by Royal Charter granted by Richard II on 13 January 1394

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G R TEMMIS Silver Coffee Pot
Birmingham 1990
Height: 33 cm
Total weight: 36 oz
G R Temmis was a retired army major who took up silversmithing and lived near Stratford-on-Avon
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GARRARD Silver CRUET - MILK BOTTLES
London 1998

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Garrard & Co

Height: 17 cm
Diameter: 11.5 cm
Weight: 671 g

Blue Tit pecking bottle top to get at the cream
 
Bottles for Salt - White Pepper - Ground Black Pepper
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GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver DISH
London 1959
Diameter: 7.8 cm

Gwendoline Cross was born in Bristol in 1900 and attended Bristol Art School. She married Australian artist Fred Whicker in 1931 and lived in Clifton, Bristol and both of them exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy annual exhibitions. They moved to Wood Lane, Falmouth and she registered her hallmark in London in 1948. She made cutlery, jewellery boxes with hand beaten silver decorated with either enamel or semi-precious stones and jewellery. They moved from the New Bristol Arts Club to the St. Ives Society of Artists, with Gwen as secretary and Fred treasurer and exhibited there until their deaths. She produced etchings, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and silverwork. Much of her silver work has not been traced as it was sent to Fred's sister in Canada on her death. A retrospective exhibition of their work was held at the Falmouth Art Gallery in 1994 when 14 pieces of silverwork were loaned from private collections.
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GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver SPOON - ACORNS & OAK LEAVES
London 1949

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 17.3 cm
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Gwendoline Cross was born in Bristol in 1900 and attended Bristol Art School. She married Australian artist Fred Whicker in 1931 and lived in Clifton, Bristol and both of them exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy annual exhibitions. They moved to Wood Lane, Falmouth and she registered her hallmark in London in 1948. She made cutlery, jewellery boxes with hand beaten silver decorated with either enamel or semi-precious stones and jewellery. They moved from the New Bristol Arts Club to the St. Ives Society of Artists, with Gwen as secretary and Fred treasurer and exhibited there until their deaths. She produced etchings, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and silverwork. Much of her silver work has not been traced as it was sent to Fred's sister in Canada on her death. A retrospective exhibition of their work was held at the Falmouth Art Gallery in 1994 when 14 pieces of silverwork were loaned from private collections
HARRY WARMINGTON Silver SPOON
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver 
Sterling (925)

Length: 16 cm
Weight: 38 g

William Henry Warmington (Harry) went into partnership with George Hart after the Second World War to reestablish the Guild of Handicraft in Chipping Campden and occasionally used his own maker's mark

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HOWARD JESSE BROWN Silver BOWL
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 11 cm
Height: 4.5 cm
Weight: 122g

 Howard Jesse Brown  entered his mark in 1938 - A good hand raised bowl

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£ 165.00
Ian Calvert Silver Beaker
London 1993
Designed by Ian Calvert
For Garrard and Co
Height: 9.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
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Ian Calvert was born in 1938 and began his craft education at 13. Jack Stapley, a visiting lecturer at the Gravesend School of Art inspired him to stay on for extra evening classes and by his third year contacted R E Stone and was offered a 4 year apprenticeship in 1954. Sid Sparrow took charge of Ian and he also had extra evening classes under Reginald Hill and won top awards in his City and Guilds exam. In 1957 he was chosen to represent Britain in the International Apprenticeship competition in Madrid and was awarded first prize by General Franco and on his return was offered a teaching position at Gravesend but at 19 felt he was not ready. He became a Freeman of the Company in 1959 then worked for Wakely and Wheeler with Frank Beck before setting up the Silver Workshops Ltd. He has taught at the Medway college and been associated with Asprey and Garrard through Alex Styles and Tony Bedford. In 2003 he moved to larger premises with his son Justin.In 1993 Garrard and Co celebrated 150 years as the Crown Jewellers with and exhibition of their designers since 1925 and 17 contemporary silversmiths. This was one of the exhibits.
J P Steele Silver Beaker
London 1946

Height: 11.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm

John Phillips Steele was an artist/craftsman working in Letchworth Garden City and was a member of the Welwyn Craftworkers Guild.                            

The Goldsmiths’ Company aquired a small chased bowl on a pierced foot from him for their modern silver collection in 1936.

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JACK SPENCER Silver Dish
Sheffield 1977
Silver Jubilee Hallmark
Width: 10.7 cm
Jack Spencer apprenticed at Walker & Hall where he made many of David Mellor's prototypes before working for him as a master craftsman. In the mid-1960's formed a partnership with Keith Tyssen and worked as silversmithing technician at Sheffield College of Art. In the early 1970's opened a retail shop in Sheffield with his wife and retired to the Cotswolds.
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