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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
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

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Set with 4 cabochon moonstones and a cornellian

Bernard Harrington was Head of Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee 1943-74
Inspired by the Orb used in the Coronation 

BRIAN CAIN  Silver Tea Set on Tray
London 1957

Wakely and Wheeler
Designed by B R Cain facsimile signature to tray

Height of Hot water: 17cm
Diameter of bowl:12.5cm
Diameter of tray: 41.5cm

Weight: 3.9kg (including handles)


Brian R Cain - 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 which were made by 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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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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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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DAVID DUXFORD Silver Shell Spoon
Birmingham 1976
Length: 12cm
David Iain Duxford was a part-time silversmith  in Southwell, Notts 
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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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DEREK BIRCH Silver & Acrylic CANDLESTICKS
Birmingham 1973

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

7.5 cm 

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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
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
London 1972

7.5 cm

Red 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 LINCOLN CATHEDRAL Goblet
Derek Birch
Birmingham 1972
Height: 11.8 cm
Red enamel design in front from a Stained \glass window in Lincoln Cathedral
Engraved to reverse: Lincoln Cathedral 1072-1972In original box

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
Salt
London 1990
Marked: 
G of H and DSE maker's marks for Derek Elliott who designed and made it

Diameter: 8.5 cm
Weight: 202 gms without liner

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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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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FRANCIS 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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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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GEORGE GRANT Silver Goblet
London 1971
Height: 14 cm
Hand engraved to base: 5/60 GG

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George Edward Grant was born in 1935 and studied at the Central School of Art before being apprenticed to Leslie Durbin. He later worked for Michael Murray before setting up a workshop in Rosebery Avenue in 1959. He later moved to Chelmsford where he also taught. A fine craftsman and if other silversmiths had a problem they would go to George for him to 'sort it'.
GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver DISH
London 1959

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

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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HARRY WARMINGTON Silver Ladle
London 1967

12 cm

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Harry Warmington worked for the Guild of Handicraft for many years and occasionally used his own maker's mark.

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. The Goldsmiths Company aquired a small chased bowl on a pierced foot in 1936 from him for their modern silver collection. He was a member of the Welwyn Craftworkers Guild.Click image to enlarge


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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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JAMES BRENT WARD Silver 'Ball Game' Box
'Ball Game' Box made in silver and refractory metals
Edinburgh 1999
Diameter: 7 cm
Born in Yorkshire 1949 - degree course at the Central School where he discovered Titanium, became a technician there before attending the RCA 1974-7. He specialised in original research into photo-etching of refractory metals and wrote 'Refractory Metals' for The Goldsmith's Company. He had a workshop in India and USA before joining William Comyns in 1986 as Production and Design Director. He designed the Five Nations Rugby Trophy in 1992 and the Six Nations in 2000. He spent 8 years setting up Comyns silver workshop for Selangor in Malaysia and has had his own workshop in Fife since 1980. Apart from working in silver, titanium, niobium,tantalum and zirconium he also produces cranial implants for neurosugeons around Europe.
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Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
JOHN DONALD Silver Box
London 1983
Height: 10.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
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JOHN GRENVILLE Silver Vase
London 1961
Britannia Standard
Height: 18 cm
Weight: 17 oz
John Grenville (1918-2004) After war service studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts 1945-7 and opened a shop in Suffolk in 1966. He produced many pieces of ecclesiastical silver for East Anglian chuches - a chalice and paten by him is in the V&A..
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JOHN McGREAL Silver Boxes
London 1977
John James McGreal
Red and Green leather lined
Diameter: 6cm
Height: 5cm
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John James McGreal was a dental surgeon who studied silversmithing at the Sir John Cass College in London
JOHN NORGATE Silver Box
London 1978
11.5 x 8.7 x 3.8 cm
John Norgate is a specialist box maker.Born in 1946, he was apprenticed to Aspreys and studied at the Sir John Cass College. He worked for RS Johnston Ltd, and then as a freelance silver and goldsmith and part time lecturer at the Cass and West Dean
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Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
JOYCE HIMSWORTH Silver Spoon
Sheffield 1970
Length: 15 cm
Rosemary Himsworth was born in Sheffield in 1905 and from very early on worked with her father Joseph Beeston Himsworth at B Worth a & Sons making spoons and small items of jewellery. She went on to study at the Sheffield School of Art and did design work for the Company. In 1925 she registered a joint mark with her father and established her own workshop in Sheffield. In the 1930's she studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under H G Murphy in London and registered her own mark there and in Sheffield. She was not a prolific maker, working mainly to commission. A pair of vases and two chalices can be seen in Westminster Cathedral and a silver and gold Peace Cup made for the 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition. She took part in many exhibitions of the Goldsmiths' Company at home and abroad and taught at Rotherham and Chesterfield art colleges, She retired in the 1960's and an exhibition of her work was held at the Sheffield City Museum in 1978. She died in 1990.
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JULIE CHAMBERLAIN Silver CANDLESTICK
London 1993
Designed by Julie Chamberlain for Garrard and Co
Facsmile engraved signature
Height: 17cm
Weight: 16oz

Julie Chamberlain was born in 1958 and studied 3D Design and Silversmithing at Middlesex University before going to the Royal College of Art in 1981. She set up her own workshop in London in 1984
In 1993 Garrard and Co celebrated 150 years as the Crown Jewellers with an exhibition of their designers since 1925 and 17 contemporary silversmiths. This was one of the exhibits and bears the special 150 under a Crown Hallmark.
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K BENNETT Silver Spoon
London 1983
Silver Spoon set with agate
12 cm
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KAY IVANOVIC Silver Cake Slice
Silver Cake/Fish Slice

London 2000
Millennium Hallmark

26.5 cm

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Kay Ivanovic was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and studied there at the Moore College of Art in 1967. In 1979 she received a Commendation , Goldsmiths' Company Craftsman of the Year and was the winner in 1986. In 1993 she achieved a diploma in Silversmithing (with distinction) from the Sir John Cass School of Art. Commissioned work includes pieces for St John's College, Cambridge,; 10 Downing Street and the Benton Seymour Rabinovitch Fish Slice collection in the V & A Museum.
KENNETH DAVIES Silver Spoon
Edinburgh 1976

16 cm

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KILKENNY DESIGN Silver Sauce Ladle
Dublin 1988

With the special  Hallmark to denote the Dublin City Millennium Year

Length: 15 cm

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LAWRENCE VERNON Silver Spoon
Birmingham 1951
10 cm
It is thought that Vernon was an electrical engineer who entered his mark in 1943
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LINDSEY MIDDLETON Silver Mounted Wood Bowl
London 1976

Height: 10 cm
Width: 13 cm

A very organic - mushroom shape. Hand raised silver base

Lindsey Middleton studied at High Wycombe College of Art & Technology before proceeding to the Royal College of Art. In 1979 she was teaching at Nene College of Art in Northampton.

The Thames and Hudson Manual of Silversmithing
by Frances Loyen published in 1980 features several illustrations of her work, including similar vessels on page 62.





LUCIAN TAYLOR Silver Caddy Spoon
London 2009
7 cm
Lucian Taylor born 1967
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