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Henry George Murphy was born in Kent in 1884 and apprenticed to Henry Wilson in 1899. By 1906 he was teaching at the Royal College of Art and a few years later at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. 7 July 1912 he started work as foreman for Emil Lettre in Berlin, sharing lodgings with Bernard Instone, but he was very unhappy there and only stayed for 6 weeks. In 1912 he opened his first workshop in London while continuing his association with Wilson and teaching. 1915-19 in the Royal Navy Air Service and in 1928 opened the Falcon Studio, running a large workshop and retail outlet. In 1932 became head of Silversmithing at the Central School and four years later was made Principal. He died in 1939.

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H G MURPHY Silver & Niello Box
London 1931

Diameter: 5 cm
Height: 2 cm

Niello scene to cover shows a naked young lady looking at her reflection in a river

£ 495.00
H G MURPHY Silver Spoon
London 1931


£ 150.00