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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 CRUSSELL Silver GOBLET
London 1979

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 15.5 cm
Diameter: 8 cm
Weight: 246g


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JOHN DONALD Silver Box
London 1983
Height: 10.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
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JOHN DONALD Silver BURGUNDY WINE LABEL
London 1967
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia Standard (958)

Diameter: 6 cm

Commissioned by the Wine Label Circle - with removable silver plaque for changing names

John Alistair Donald was born in 1928 and studied jewellery at the Royal College of Art. He is considered to be one of the leading Post War British Jewellers and also produced some silver items

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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.
KEITH REDFERN Silver JUG  - ASPREY
London 1997

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Designed & made by Keith Redfern for Asprey -

Height: 28 cm
Diameter base: 10.7 cm
Weight: 851g

A similar jug is in the Goldsmiths' Company collection. In their catalogue - 'Treasures of the 20th Century' it says: 'On his early retirement from teaching in higher education, Keith Redfern was encouraged by the Company to concentrate on designing silver. Having undertaken a commission of a water jug for the Haberdashers' Company and then a flagon in 1991 for Lichfield Cathedral, the success of his elegant designs led this Company commission, which in turn led to the commission for the Silver Trust in Downing Street in 1993, and further commissions'.

(In fact there are 3 similar jugs at 10 Downing Street made in 1992,1994 and 1995).

Other similar examples can be found in the Pearson Silver Collection; the Keatley Trust and the Middle Temple. Ove a 12 year period more than a dozen jugs were made.

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KENNETH LESSONS Silver PEN TRAY
London 1959

Length: 24.8 cm

Kenneth W Lessons - born 1933 studied at Sheffield College of Art before attending the Royal College of Art.
Opened own studio in 1957 and immediately received important commissions, including a mace to be presented by the Queen Mother

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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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LEXI DICK Silver MINIATURE ROCKING HORSE
London 1973

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 4.8 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

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LILLIAN MARKHAM Silver SPOON
Birmingham 1953

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Lenght: 13 cm

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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.

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LINDSEY MIDDLETON Silver SPOON
London 1977

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 12 cm

Lindsey Middleton studied at High Wycombe College of Art & Technology before proceeding to the Royal College of Art. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Silversmithing by Frances Loyen published in 1980 features several illustrations of her work. In 1979 she was teaching at Nene College of Art in Northampton

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LUCIAN TAYLOR Silver Caddy Spoon
London 2009
7 cm
Lucian Taylor born 1967
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M E PITTMAN Silver DISH 1954
London 1954

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Sponsor's mark: George Tarratt Ltd

Diameter: 13.2 cm
Weight: 170g

Engraved to base: ENGLISH SILVER George Tarratt DESIGNER M E Pittman

Thi have been made by Wakely & Wheeler for George Tarratt of Leicester. A E Pittman (Bertie) was a partner of Arthur Wakely in the firm of Wakely & Wheeler from the 1930's and he produced some excellent designs for them. The family owned W&W until Padgett & Braham bought it in 1958. Presumeably M E Pittman was his son? A fine classic early 1950's design.

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MARY LAINCHBURY Silver Covered Bowl/Tea Caddy
Sheffield 1976
Sponsor's Mark: Chesterfield College of Art
Height: 14 cm
Width: 10 cm
Miss Mary Georgina Lainchbury was born in Chesterfield, retired as a nursery school headteacher and died there in 2016 aged 91. She attended Chesterfield College of Art and studied silversmithing under Wallace Smyth.
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MAUREEN EDGAR Silver and Enamel Box
London 1978
Height: 4.5 cm
Width: 6 cm

A very early example of her work - she studied at the Royal College of Art under Gerald Benney from 1977-80

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Now in The Pearson Silver Collection

This box with a flush hinge (and another 'book' shaped with light blue enamel) were part of an exercise in hinge making and also using a milling machine. She used the latter to sink a die for the cover, stamped in fine silver, but Phillip Popham (technical silversmith at the RCA) felt it was too sharp. Both featured in her Graduation Exhibition and were subsequently bought by Sir Charles Forte. This one was destined as a gift for his secretary.
MAUREEN EDGAR Silver and Enamel Egg Cup and Spoon
Edinburgh 1997
Height: 5.8 cm
For a similar example in the Pearson Silver Collection see my book 'British Designer Silver' pages 196/7 Maureen Edgar's work rarely comes on to the secondary market.
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Now in the Pearson Silver Collection
MICHAEL KAY Silver Candlesticks
Edinburgh 1977
Diameter: 4.5 cm
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MICHAEL MURRAY Silver Jug
London 1971
Height: 7 cm
Width: 11 cm
Michael Murray was born in 1923 and when he was 15 started a stained-glass apprenticeship at Eric Gill's community. He then moved on to book binding at Letchworth Garden City before learning silversmithing from Dunstan Pruden at Ditchling. He moved to London and studied at the Central School of Arts and Craftsbefore opening his own workshop. He predominantly made ecclesiastical silver, including pieces for Coventry and Guildford Cathedrals but his workshop also produced procesional robes for the Coronation. His apprentices included William Phipps, George Grant, Richard Costain, his daughter Clare and Sarah Jones. In 1998 Sarah Jones held an exhibition of his and his student's work 'Goldensilver 60 Years a Smiting'. He died in 2005
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MULL SILVER CADDY SPOON
Edinburgh 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 7 cm

The Isle of Mull silver Co. was established in Tobermory in 1975 by Philip Campbell - In original box with 2 leaflets

Now in The Pearson Silver Collection

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Nellie Smythe Silver Pickle Fork
Edinburgh 1951
19 cm

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NORAH CRESWICK Silver Caddy Spoon
Edinburgh 1944

Length: 12 cm

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NORMAN BASSANT Silver ROSE BOWL
Designed and made by NORMAN BASSANT
R E Stone hallmark
London 1950
Diameter 24.5 cm
Height 19 cm

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This is illustrated in an article on Norman Bassant in 'Goldsmiths' Review' 1998/9. Norman Bassant (born 1932) was apprenticed to R E Stone in 1947 and this bowl was made as his Masterpiece in 1950, won an Arts Council award and was purchased by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. They subsequently sold it as a presentation piece which still bears the inscription: 'Presented to Lord Riverdale by his colleagues as a token of friendship and gratitude for his services on the Board of The Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co Ltd January 1952' Seven board member facsimile signatures engraved around rim. I spoke to Norman about this and he made it in Stone's workshop on Saturday mornings and during day release at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Illustrated in my book Designer British Silver. Now in The Keatley Trust
NORMAN POYNTON Silver Dish
London 1957
Diameter: 7cm

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Norman Reginald George Poynton entered his mark in 1936 giving his address as the Leicester School of Art. He made several civic items for the City of Leicester designed by himself and Kenneth Holmes, Principal of the college. A scroll holder designed by both of them and made by Poynton and D J F Hodge in 1950 was exhibited the following year at Goldsmihs' Hall exhibition: 'British Silver by Contemporary Craftsmen'.
OXFORD SCHOOL of ART Silver Server
London 1972

26.5 cm

Anthony Hawksley taught there

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PADGHAM & PUTLAND Silver GOBLET - 'ROCHESTER CASTLE'
London 1987

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 20 cm
Diameter top: 8 cm

Very finely engraved with a scene of Rochester Castle 1898 - Stem applied with 'Invicta' the emblem of Kent

Carl Padgham and Andy Putland met each other at Medway College of Design in 1980

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PATRICIA HAMILTON Silver Handled CAKE KNIFE
London 1990

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 29.5 cm

In original box

During the 1970's she trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art and received various awards including three Goddard's Awards for Silver Design and the Laureaste de Presse Francais while exhibiting in Paris in 1992. She was been a regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Craft Fair and  Goldsmiths' Fair. Her regular clients included HRH Princess Christine of the Netherlands; a Saudi princess and Paul McCartney, who she made silver buckles for. She has made ecclesiastical silver for Winchester Cathedral and for the new Christ of the  Cornerstone in Milton Keynes; the Queen drank from one of her chalices at the churches inauguration in 1992. Her work is in the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and In 2002 she changed her surname to Freeman, but her makers mark remained PJH.  She lived and taught in the Cotswolds.


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PATRICIA HAMILTON Silver JUG
London 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 10 cm
Width: 12 cm

During the 1970's she trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art and received various awards including three Goddard's Awards for Silver Design and the Laureaste de Presse Francais while exhibiting in Paris in 1992. She was been a regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Craft Fair and  Goldsmiths' Fair. Her regular clients included HRH Princess Christine of the Netherlands; a Saudi princess and Paul McCartney, who she made silver buckles for. She has made ecclesiastical silver for Winchester Cathedral and for the new Christ of the  Cornerstone in Milton Keynes; the Queen drank from one of her chalices at the churches inauguration in 1992. Her work is in the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and In 2002 she changed her surname to Freeman, but her makers mark remained PJH.  She lived and taught in the Cotswolds.


Now in The Pearson Silver Collection

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PAUL HARRISON Silver BEAKER
London 1986
Height: 11 cm
Diameter top: 9 cm

Paul Harrison studied at West Sussex College of Art and Birmingham College of Art. He registered his mark in 1968 and started teaching arts and crafts in Deal, Kent and set up a workshop at his home there.

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PAUL HARRISON Silver Spoon
London 1972

12.5 cm

Paul Harrison studied at West Sussex College of Art and Birmingham College of Art. He registered his mark in 1968 and started teaching arts and crafts in Deal, Kent and set up a workshop at his home there.

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Paul Markey Silver Napkin Ring
London 1986
5.7cm wide

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Paul Victor Markey studied at Medway College of Design. In 1978 the Goldsmiths' Company commissioned him to make a bowl for the Birmingham Assay Office. He died in 1997
PETER COOK Silver Bowl
London C 1975
Diameter 7.8 cm
Height: 5.8 cm
Maker's Mark only
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PETER LINDSEY Hammered Silver Tumbler Cup
London 1977
Height: 6cm
Diameter: 6cm
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PETER MUSGROVE Silver DISH
London 1977
Silver Jubilee Hallmark 
Diameter: 11.3 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

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Peter says that the design for this commission was based on a Misericord in Lincoln Cathedral. (A Misericord, sometimes named mercy seat, like the Biblical object, is a small wooden structure formed on the underside of a folding seat in a church which, when the seat is folded up, is intended to act as a shelf to support a person in a partially standing position during long periods of prayer)
Peter undertook a pre-apprenticeship course at the Central School of Arts and Crafts 1962-3 then apprenticed to Norman Bassant at C J Vander 1963-7. He then studied at Hornsey College of Art 1967-70 before working with Louis Osman.He then set up his own workshop in Old Street, London in 1972 where he continued to do outwork for Louis Osman and Malcolm Appleby, the latter favouring him as his silversmith of choice. Hector Miller used his workshop while studying at the RCA and they entered a joint mark for a church commission at Wool, in Dorset. Peter has also been a technician-lecturer at the RCA
PETER NICHOLAS Silver 'Cat that got the Cream' JUG
London 1990

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling Silver (925)

Height: 8.2 cm
Weight: 141g

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Peter Nicholas was a Company set up by Peter Lunn and Nicholas Plummer.
Peter Lunn is a craftsman specialising in spinning, carving and 3 D design. He worked for Stuart Devlin from 1973 to 1983 before setting up Peter Nicholas and Co Ltd which continued until 1991. He now works for himself, mainly to commission and has been involved in education
PETER NICHOLAS Silver MUSICAL BOX
London 1988

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 6.3 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

In working condition - plays 'The Blue Danube' Waltz - (Does not open as a box - winds up on base and twist lid to play)

Peter Nicholas was a Company set up by Peter Lunn and  Nicholas Plummer.
Peter Lunn is a craftsman specialising in spinning, carving and 3 D design. He worked for Stuart Devlin from 1973 to 1983 before setting up Peter Nicholas and Co Ltd which continued until 1991. He now works for himself, mainly to commission and has been involved in education
PHILIPPA MERRIMAN Silver Spoon
Sheffield 1988
11 cm
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PHILLIP & ANGELA LOWERY Silver BOWL
London 1983

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 13.5 cm
Height 5.5 cm

ANGELA PRUDEN (born 1937) was DUNSTAN PRUDEN's daughter and initially taught by him before studying at Brighton College of Art and also had an interest in sculpture. She worked for her father before going to live at Piggotts, Eric Gill's alternative community near High Wycombe. Here she met Phillip  Lowery (born 1937) in 1960 and married a year later. He became interested in silver and worked for George Grant for 2 years before they both moved to Gloucestershire and worked together producing domestic and ecclesiastical silver, always hand raised. Phillip had a serious motor accident in 1985 and stopped working as a silversmith

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PHILLIP CAMPBELL Isle of Mull Silver CADDY SPOON
Edinburgh 1988
Length: 7 cm

The Isle of Mull Silver Co. was established in Tobermory in 1975 by Philip Campbell

Now in The Pearson Silver Collection

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PRUDEN & SMITH Silver Reversible VASE and CANDLESTICK
Sheffield 2000
Height: 15 cm 
Weight: 220 gm

One way up a Vase and the other a Candlestick - Hand Raised 

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R C PETTIT Silver Wine Taster
Rodney C Pettit
London 1980
Width: 10 cm
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REGINALD HILL Silver BOX
London 1959

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 13 cm
Diameter: 8 cm

A cigarette canister commissioned for the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Illustrated on page 256 in my book 'Designer British Silversmiths'

Both Grant Macdonald and Christopher Lawrence rate Hill (1914-75) very highly as a teacher. He taught at the Central School and later at Sir John Cass as well as designing for C J Vander. After the Coronation in 1953 Prince Phillip asked Hill to design a communion set to be given to the Archbishop of Canterbury as a 'Thank you' present. Work bearing his own maker's mark rarely turn up
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RICHARD COOK Silver SPOON
London 1986

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 16.5 cm

Norland Pattern - Hand forged by Master craftsman who made all of Stuart Devlin's cutlery

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