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DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER - from Studios Established 1930-1985
Designer British Silver from studios established 1930 - 1985 by Derek Styles and 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.

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 - please ask if you would like a signed edition

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


£ 45.00
GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver SPOON
London 1951

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 17.6 cm

Gwendoline Cross was born in Bristol in 1900 and attended Bristol Art School. She married Australian artist Fred Whicker in 1931 and lived in Clifton, Bristol and both of them exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy annual exhibitions. They moved to Wood Lane, Falmouth and she registered her hallmark in London in 1948. She made cutlery, jewellery boxes with hand beaten silver decorated with either enamel or semi-precious stones and jewellery. They moved from the New Bristol Arts Club to the St. Ives Society of Artists, with Gwen as secretary and Fred treasurer and exhibited there until their deaths. She produced etchings, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and silverwork. Much of her silver work has not been traced as it was sent to Fred's sister in Canada on her death. A retrospective exhibition of their work was held at the Falmouth Art Gallery in 1994 when 14 pieces of silverwork were loaned from private collections.
£ 125.00
A E JONES Silver DISH
Birmingham 1959

Length: 19 cm
Height: 8 cm
Weight: 194 gms

Design number 1347 embossed to base
A very good late 1950's design

£ 240.00
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
£ 89.00
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
ALFRED GROVE Silver SUGAR-JAM SPOON
London 1968

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (9250

Length: 14 cm

Grove was involved with the Bideford School of Arts & Crafts where Jane Short was taught
£ 49.00
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
Birmingham 1962

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Arthur Mainwaring Gunn

Hand engraved leaves

Length: 14 cm

£69 Reserved
AURUM Silver 'ELY CATHEDRAL' GOBLET

London 1973

Original white box, certificate and leaflet

This was the 6th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 334 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 673 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN & CHAPTER OF ELY TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTEENTH CENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION IN 673 AD

Booklet certificate signed by M S Carey, Dean of Ely

Edition of:                               673

Designer:                     John Willmin

Maker:                         Raymond Crisp

Sponsorís Mark:        JMW

Weight:                       17oz

Height:                        16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £96

 

The Isle of Ely was an island in a sea marsh until the seventeenth century. The long connection with the sea is reflected in the design of the goblet with the mermaid holding the three keys of Ely, the Cathedralís heraldic device. The octagonal stem with its wave-like texture is based on the great vault surmounted by a tower of oak

£ 450.00
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
£ 495.00
BRIAN CAIN Silver GIN 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 CAIN Silver PORT LABEL
London 1982

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Cast label on 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 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
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
BRIGHTON SCHOOL of ART Silver SPOON
London 1970

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 10.5 cm

A design from the time Dunstan Pruden was head of the Brighton School of Arts & Crafts in the 1950's
£ 29.00
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 and the RCA before  establishing his studio and workshop in Cornwall in 1972. A founding Contemporary British Silvermiths), he has undertaken many important commissions.
£ 295.00
CHRISTINA ARMYTAGE Silver & Enamel LETTER OPENER & STAMP BOX
London 1978

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length:21.5 cm
Weight: 133 gm

Hinged Stamp Case in handle
£ 395.00
CLIVE BURR Large Silver CANDLESTICK
London 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 52 cm
Diameter of Marble Base: 19 cm

Weight of Silver: 856 gm
£ 895.00
CLIVE BURR Silver PENCIL
London
Fully hallmarked silver cased lead pencil
Sterling (925)

Length: 16 cm

Illustrated in my book 'British Designer Silversmiths'
£ 45.00
DENNIS BUGG Silver DISH
London 1976

Fully Hallmarked Silve
Sterling (925)

Length: 20.5 cm
£ 250.00
DEREK BIRCH Silver LETTER OPENER
London 1997

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 19 cm

In original wood box

Derek Birch (1941-2011) studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing and then Birmingham College of Art 1957-62 and Royal College of Art 1962-5. Established a workshop in Lincoln and received many important commissions for the City of Lincoln and three presented to the Queen. He returned to Birmingham in the late 1960's and taught full time - among his many students was Theresa Nguyen who holds him in high regard - "An inspiring teacher and mentor" He continued designing and making while teaching and retired from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2006
£ 195.00
DESMOND CLEN-MURPHY Silver Beaker - Vase
London 1968

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 11.5 cm

Stippled Band and gilt lined

3 available

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.
£ 295.00
EUSTON TERRIS BROWN Silver CADDY SPOON
Birmingham 1960

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 10.5 cm
£ 175.00
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 1906-5 where Leslie Durbin was amongst his pupils. In 1920 he opened his own workshop
£ 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
£ 350.00
GARRARD Silver SUGAR CASTER
Birmingham 1964

Garrard and Co Ltd

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 17 cm
£ 135.00
I FREEMAN & Co Ltd Silver JUG
London 1957

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 8 cm

A striking Post War design
£ 195.00
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 CAMPBELL Silver Mounted CLARET JUG
London 1998
Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Dartington Crystal

Height: 31 cm
£ 795.00
JOHN DONALD Silver  CLARET 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
£ 195.00
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
£ 195.00
JOHN FOSTER MILLER 6 Silver GOBLETS
London 1969

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 16.5 cm
Weight: 44 oz

Hand raised

John Foster Miller entered his mark in 1969
£ 1,750.00
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 LESSONS Silver CHRISTENING MUG
London 1959

Maker: Wakely & Wheeler

Designed by KENNETH LESSONS

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 8 cm

Finely hand engraved with a Teddy Bear playing a drum

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
£ 250.00
KENNETH LESSONS Silver PEN TRAY
London 1959

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

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
£ 195.00
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
£ 175.00
MID ESSEX SCHOOL of ART Silver SPOON
London 1969

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 13 cm
£ 39.00
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
£ 195.00
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
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

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
£ 98.00
PADGHAM & PUTLAND Silver GOBLET
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
£ 750.00
PETER MASON Silver STILTON SCOOP
London 1988

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Length: 19.5 cm

Peter trained at Brighton College of Art and the Central School before joining Nayler Brothers where he worked on restoration. He also taught metalwork. He took early retirement, did a refresher course and set up his own workshop. He exhibited at 'Silver and Tea - a perfect blend' at Goldsmiths Hall in 1998
£ 175.00
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
£ 250.00
PETER NICHOLAS Silver SWAN NAPKIN RING
London 1989

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 6.5 cm

Two available 

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 Hugh 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