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Geoffrey BELLAMY


Geoffrey Guy Bellamy: born 1922 died 1997. Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He often stamped his pieces with a facsimile signature.In 1940 when he was 18 he joined the RAF and served until the end of the war flying Lancasters in 405 squadron before moving on to the Pathfinder force where he won the DFC and bar. He lost 2 crews, one while on sick-leave recovering from a flak wound, the other while he was seconded elsewhere, and flew 112 missions. After the war he studied at the Birmingham College of Art from 1946-1950 and then at the Royal College of Art from 1950-1953 graduating the same year as younger colleagues Gerald Benney and David Mellor. He and Mellor were the first two students to win first class honours in the silver degree course and all of the younger students admired him. Eric Clements was there at the same time and Robert Welch graduated in 1955, all of them being taught by Robert Goodden. Bellamy started his own one-man workshop in London in a small basement beneath a dry-cleaner's in Cadogan Street making small items, some for the retailer George Tarratt in Leicester. With Ivan Tarratt they formed Bellamy & Tarratt, a production silver company which lasted until 1959. He then did some designs for A E Jones. Bellamy won a Design Centre Award in 1961 for his "Monte Carlo" cutlery, made by George Wolstenholm in Sheffield. Before 1964 he joined the Council of Industrial Design as Industrial Liason Officer for silver and the allied industries, his job being to encourage good designs. Bellamy enjoyed teaching and became Head of the Sheffield College of Art and then Principal at Canterbury and Maidstone.

We are always interested in purchasing work by Geoffrey Bellamy 

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GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver 'ROCKER' Dish
London 1957

Signed to reverse: Des. Geoffrey G Bellamy

Retailed by George Tarratt Leicester


Length: 10 cm
Width: 6.5 cm




£ 135.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver Beaker
London 1958

Height: 10cm
Diameter: base: 5cm
Diameter top: 6.25cm
Weight: 183 gms








£ 240.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver Chamberstick
London 1958

Length: 10cm
Height: 6cm



£ 195.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver Fish Dish
London 1957
Width: 9.4 cm


£ 145.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver HEART Tape Stick
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London 1957

Length: 11 cm
Height: 3 cm

Signed: Geoffrey G Bellamy
Retailed by Boodle & Dunthorne Liverpool

Two available

£ 195.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver Letter FISH Opener
London 1963

Length:23 cm
Weight: 93 gms

The handle overlaid on both sides with fretwork pierced fish in waves.
(The finest piece of Geoffrey Bellamy's work that I have so far encountered)


£ 495.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver 'Monte Carlo' Spoon
Sheffield 1961

Length:  9.6 cm

Bellamy won a Design Centre Award in 1961 for his "Monte Carlo" cutlery, made by George Wolstenholm in Sheffield.

£ 15.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY Silver 'MONTE CARLO' Spoons
Sheffield 1959

Length: 10cm

An early set in his own box

Later these were often retailed by Liberty & Co

Bellamy won a Design Centre Award in 1961 for his 'Monte Carlo' cutlery manufactured by George Wolstenholm in Sheffield.
This was mass produced in Stainless Steel but rarely turns up in silver.


 


£ 125.00
GEOFFREY BELLAMY SilverFISH Dish
London 1957

Signed:  Geoffrey  G Bellamy
Retailed  by George Tarratt

8 cm

£ 130.00