Diameter: 9.5 cm
Engraved to centres with Lion & Tower logo
Engraved to bases: Presented to J N McCance Esq., Member of Council 1982-1984
Retailed by Hennell, Frazer & Haws Maker's mark H over AE in a trefoil - a joint mark registered for work done by Elson for Hennell.
Anthony Elson's current work is highly sculptural and intensely hand-crafted. In their intense polychrome decoration these pieces pay homage to the great standing salts of Tudor England, but their mixture of matt and polished textures puts it firmly in the contemporary era.Recently on display at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 'Silver with a Pinch of Salt' London 30 March - 25 April 2009
British Silver Week Launch 2nd June 2009 These innovative salts will be shown at Styles Silver during British Silver Week and commissions will be taken.
Height: 11 cm
Number 1 of a Limited Edition of 200
Produced for The Heritage Collection
Sprung clip is released to reveal a basket of eggs within the broken egg
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Designed by Anthony Elson for Garrard as a Commemorative of the Queen's Silver Jubilee
Height: 23 cm
Diameter: 8.5 cm
Diameter: 18 cm
Limited Edition: 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol 1373-1973 with the Bristol Assay Office Mark for The Heritage Collection
The Plantagenet Crown links each piece from the set - Finial on Jug, as a Calyx below the bowls on the Goblets and piercing round the Coasters.
The base of the coasters, of rich walnut, are inset with a chased disc reproduced from the Burgesses' Seal of the City showing the distinctive guardian trumpeter on the fortress walls. The Latin inscription translates: 'I am the Key of the Secret port, the sailor guards the door of the ship, the watchman points out the port with his forefinger.'
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Height: 32 cm
Limited Edition to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol with Bristol Assay Office Mark - Royal Brierley Crystal body
Anthony Law told me: 'I worked for Anthony Elson from 1970 to 1973 as a chaser, carver and engraver and was responsible for the decorative/historical aspect of the Bristol 600 claret suite and for some of the design work. I made the electroforming patterns for the claret jug lids and handles and for the central discs in the coasters. If I remember correctly I also made the casting pattern for the goblet stems. Whereas I kept to the generally Mediaeval theme of the design the man in the boat on the claret jug lid is a self portrait (as I was then)
Part of his first large commission, designed and made for Barclays Bank DCO dining room - Anthony bought the ecclesiastical silversmiths firm Blunt & Wray with 15 employees to produce this service, his first large commission