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OTHER POST WAR DESIGNER SILVERSMITHS

A G BROOKER Silver CASTER
London 1961

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

15 cm

Albert George Brooker registered his mark in 1945 (AGB in a rectangle - not to be confused with that of Gerald Benney's AGB in 3 circles) - He mainly produced ecclesiastical work and taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. A very fine craftsman.
£ 295.00
A G BROOKER Silver CRUET
London 1961

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 10 cm

Albert George Brooker registered his mark in 1945 (AGB in a rectangle - not to be confused with that of Gerald Benney's AGB in 3 circles) - He mainly produced ecclesiastical work and taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. A very fine craftsman
£ 395.00
ALFRED GROVE Silver LADLE
London 1960

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 17 cm

Bideford School of Arts & Crafts sponsor's mark - Made by Alfred Grove who was involved with the School
£ 69.00
ALFRED GROVE Silver SPOON
London 1969

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

10 cm

Grove was involved with the Bideford School of Arts & Crafts where Jane Short was taught
£ 29.00
ANNABET WYNDHAM Silver COFFEE CADDY SPOON
London 1999

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Similar TEA Caddy Spoon also available
£ 175.00
ANNABET WYNDHAM Silver TEA CADDY SPOON
London 1999

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 8.3 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Similar COFFEE Caddy Spoon also available
£ 195.00
ARTHUR GUNN Silver SPOON - HOLLY
Birmingham 1962

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 14 cm

Well hand raised bowl with hand engraved foliage

Arthur Mainwaring GUNN worked in Church Stretton Shropshire
£ 165.00
ARTHUR GUNN Silver SPOON - LEAVES
Birmingham 1962

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 14 cm

Well hand raised bowl with hand engraved foliage

Arthur Mainwaring GUNN worked in Church Stretton Shropshire
£ 165.00
BLUNT & WRAY 6 Silver GOBLETS
London 1965

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Set of six with fine geometric engraved design - Stamped 'DIADEM' to base

Height: 10 cm

Blunt & Wray were Ecclesiastical metalwork suppliers in Clerkenwell Road with 15 employees and 'DIADEM' was their trade name for domestic silverware. Anthony Elson purchased the Company in 1966
£ 395.00
BRIAN CAIN Silver WHISKY LABEL
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Cast label with Bark textured background

Brian 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
£ 98.00
BRIAN SHADBOLT Silver VASE
Birmingham 1999
Millenium Hallmark

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 4.5 cm

Brian Shadbolt entered his mark in 1964

£ 195.00
BRIGHTON COLLEGE of ART Silver BOWL 1947
London 1947

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Gerald Benney studied at the Brighton College of Art from 1946-48 under DUNSTAN PRUDEN (Gerald's father Sallis Benney was Principal)

ANTHONY ELSON studied under Pruden there in 1955 and he told me: '

'The first thing that Pruden asked his full time students to make was a small bowl. This involved raising, planishing and shaping.'
£ 195.00
CARRINGTON & Co Silver CRUET
London 1961

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height Salt: 10.2 cm
Weight: 256 g

2 sets available + Matching Caster - SPACESHIP Design
£ 250.00
CARRINGTON & Co Silver SUGAR CASTER - SPACESHIP
London 1962
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 16 cm
Weight: 205 g

'Spaceship' Design

Matching Cruets also available
£ 250.00
CECIL COLYER Silver JUBILEE CADDY SPOON
Edinburgh 1977
Queen's Head Jubilee Hallmark
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 7.5 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. 
£ 175.00
CHARLES HALL Silver BOWL
Sheffield 1996

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 18 cm
Height: 7 cm

Designed and hand made by Charles Hall - Commissioned by Sir Colin Southgate to mark the demerger of Thorn from the EMI group.

Charles Hall studied at Hornsey College of Art 1963-5 and the RCA 1965-8 before  establishing his studio and workshop in Cornwall in 1972. A founding member of Contemporary British Silvermiths, he has undertaken many important commissions.

An identicak pair are in The Pearson Silver Collection
£ 295.00
DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER - from Studios Established 1930-1985
DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER from studios established 1930 - 1985 by DEREK STYLES & JOHN ANDREW

'DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER from studios established 1930 to 1985' is a beautifully produced 560 page slip case edition weighing over 4 kilos and retails at £75. This is a major work and should remain the definitive book on the period for some time to come. It has taken over 20 years of research and 7 years writing. Already the standard work used by Auction Houses and Museums.

It features: Introduction by Gordon Hamme; An overview of this important period; Biographical chapters on the 50 major silversmiths; Brief information of over 200 others; Where pieces can be seen; A glossary and is fully indexed with full colour illustrations. 

Book can be viewed here: https://issuu.com/accpublishinggroup/docs/whole_book_pdf

Written by my father DEREK STYLES & JOHN ANDREW - please ask if you would like a signed copy

THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE WITHIN THE UK DUE TO ITS WEIGHT

£ 49.00
DESMOND CLEN-MURPHY Silver BEAKER - VASE
London 1968

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 11.5 cm

Stippled Band and gilt lined

Desmond Clen-Murphy (1924-2010). He studied with Gerald Benney at Brighton School of Arts and Crafts where they were taught silversmithing by Dunstan Pruden. He established a workshop in Brighton in 1952 and taught at Worthing. In the 1950's gave Benney a hand and also worked with Louis Osman. The majority of his work was made as commissions from the Goldsmiths' Company, Universities, Churches and the Government. His work rarely turns up apart from the Chichester Cathedral goblet he designed for Aurum in 1976 - some of his work can be seen in the Treasury there
£ 375.00
EDWARD STANLEY Silver CADDY SPOON
London 1995

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 6.3 cm

Edward Victor Stanley's work has been noted 1987-98
£ 98.00
EUSTON TERRIS BROWN Silver CADDY SPOON
Birmingham 1960

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 10.5 cm
£ 175.00
FESTIVAL of BRITAIN - Silver & Enamel CADDY SPOON295
London 1950

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Turner & Simpson

Length: 7 cm
£ 295.00
FRANCES LOYEN Silver & Plique-a-Jour Enamel GOBLET
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 10 cm
Diameter: 6.2 cm
Weight: 96g

Enamel in perfect condition
£ 495.00
FRANCES LOYEN Silver SPOON - THE MERCERS' COMPANY
London 1993

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia Standard (958)

Length: 18.8 cm

A faithful copy of a 14th Century Diamond Point spoon - Commissioned to commemorate the 700th Anniversary - the Company was incorporated by Royal Charter granted by Richard II on 13 January 1394

£ 195.00
FRANCIS ADAMS Silver CADDY SPOON
London 1933

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 7 cm

Engraved with a stylised Lily of the Valley in the form of the letter 'C'

Francis Adams was born in Hungary and learnt his craft in wrought iron. He worked in London for Starkie Gardner & Co, the wrought iron specialists that also worked in bronze, lead, silver and gold. He taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1906-58 where Leslie Durbin was amongst his pupils. In 1920 he opened his own workshop and he died in 1961
£ 175.00
GARRARD  Silver LETTER OPENER
London 1959

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 21 cm
Weight: 123 gm

Probably an Alex Styles design while he was Head Designer there
£ 275.00
GARRARD Silver SUGAR CASTER
Birmingham 1964

Garrard and Co Ltd

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 17 cm
£ 135.00
GEORGE GRANT Silver SPOON
London 1977

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)
Silver Jubilee Hallmark

Length: 16 cm
Weight: 35 g

Cast 'Leek' applied to the terminal 

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 any problems they would go to George for him to 'sort it'.
£ 175.00
HARRY WARMINGTON Silver SPOON
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver 
Sterling (925)

Length: 16 cm
Weight: 38 g

William Henry Warmington (Harry) went into partnership with George Hart after the Second World War to reestablish the Guild of Handicraft in Chipping Campden and occasionally used his own maker's mark
£ 140.00
HOWARD JESSE BROWN Silver BOWL
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 11 cm
Height: 4.5 cm
Weight: 122g

 Howard Jesse Brown  entered his mark in 1938 - A good hand raised bowl
£ 165.00
JOHN BONWICK Silver and Amethyst NAPKIN RING
London 1977
Silver Jubilee Hallmark

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 4.5 cm
Width: 3.25 cm
£ 79.00
JOHN CAPON Silver COCKTAIL SPOON
London 1962

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 20.3 cm
Weight: 34g

A good gauge hand made spoon
£ 125.00
KEITH REDFERN Pair Silver CANDLESTICKS
London 1969

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Silver Workshop Ltd mark - Designed by Keith Redfern

Diameter base: 7.5 cm
Height: 4 cm

Silver gilt on marble base
 
Keith Redfern was born in Sheffield in 1935 and studied at the College of Art there before going to the Royal College of Art. He worked for David Mellor and Elkington before becoming a partner in Silver Workshop in the early 1960's with two RCA contemporaries Ronald Stevens and Tony Laws. When they stopped trading in 1972 he became Head of 3D Design at Hornsey College of Art and established Keith Redfern Designs
£ 250.00
KENNETH DAVIES Silver SPOON
Edinburgh 1976

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 16 cm

Kenneth Davis reistered his mark in 1975 and worked in Kippen, Stirlingshire
£ 120.00
KENNETH LESSONS Silver PEN TRAY
London 1956

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Mark: TJB

Length: 25.6 cm
Weight: 161 g

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

This pen tray was designed and made by Lessons but bears the sponsor's mark TJB. Lessons hadnít yet registered a maker's mark. While researching my book - British Designer Silversmiths at the library at Goldsmiths' Hall, I discovered an image of this piece in Lessonsí folder.
(
Thomas J Boucher 1897-1988 was the resident craftsman at the Royal College of Art for many years) 

A stunning 1950's design superbly executed

£ 475.00
M E GOULD Silver DISH  - GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY
London 1958

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Garrard & Co

Length: 15 cm
Weight: 125 g

Designed by M E GOULD for The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

M E Gould designed for Garrard, Mappin & Webb and C J Vander in the 1950's & early 1960's. He taught at the Twickenham School of Art and also undertook commission work
£ 250.00
MARGARET BOLTON Silver MOUSE
London 2010

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 3 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Weight: 93g
£ 150.00
MARGARETTE ROUND Silver SPOON
London 1981

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 14 cm
£ 49.00
NAYLER BROTHERS Silver 3 PIECE CRUET
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 8.5 cm

Fine 1950's design - Nayler Brothers were the principle manufacturers for Garrard, the Crown Jewellers
£ 195.00
NAYLER BROTHERS Silver DISH 1959
London 1959

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Width: 15 cm
Weight: 135g

Fine 1950's design - Nayler Bros. were manufacturers to Garrard the Crown Jewllers
£ 240.00
NIGEL HARRIS PRICE  Silver NAPKIN RING
London 1997

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Width: 4.5 cm

Two available - £69 each
£ 69.00
OLIVER BAILEY - Silver NAPKIN RING
London 1976

Fully Hallmarked Silver 
Sterling (925)

Height: 4 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

5 available

Oliver Bailey was born in 1945, self taught except for a course with silversmith Michael Murray at Oxford Polytechnic. Often made spoons and boxes, some of the latter set with agate or cowrie shell and worked in Banbury
£ 89.00
PETER NICHOLAS Silver SWAN NAPKIN RING
London 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 6.5 cm

Marked: PN 

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
£ 125.00
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
£ 275.00
PHOEBE HARRIS  Silver BOX
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 5 cm
£ 145.00
RALPH WESTON Silver & BLUE JOHN SPOON
Sheffield 1972

Length: 13 cm

Ralph Weston traded as Kells Gold & Silversmiths from Grape Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire

Weston's original advertising leaflet for these spoons said:  BLUE JOHN - Derbyshire's own gemstones - Blue John is one of the world's rarest minerals found only at Castleton in Derbyshire. 14 veins are known although few of these are mined today. This beautiful gemstone is reputed to have been used as far back as Roman times for making vases and ornaments, examples of which can be seen in the geological museum, London
£ 98.00
RICHARD COOK Silver CADDY SPOON
London 2017

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

'NORLAND' Pattern

Length: 9.2 cm
Weight: 41g

Richard Cook hand forged most of the cutlery for Stuart Devlin
£ 395.00
RICHARD FOX Silver 'ABOVO' KNIFE & FORK
London 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length knife: 21.5 cm - Stainless steel blade

Richard designed this service 'Abovo' as a 7 piece place setting while at the Royal College of Art. Despite orders from leading stores for a stainless steel version, he could not find finance for the tooling, only the production costs. He did make a few sets in silver, one for an experimental auction of contemporary silver in the late 1980's. He was pleased when this achieved £5000 as they normally retailed for about £3000 at the time.
£ 195.00
ROBIN BERESFORD Silver LETTER OPENER
London 1977

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 12.3 cm

With a letter from Beresford saying one of only 4 made - Robin Beresford studied at the Royal College of Art and still works in Ashford with his son Martin
£ 98.00
RUPERT EAST Silver BOWL
London 1983

Fully hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 8.5 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Hand raised
£ 120.00
SANDRA POULTON Silver 'MUSHROOM' NAPKIN RING
Sheffield 1979

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)
£ 98.00