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Designer British Silver
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. 

Written by my father Derek Styles - please ask if you would like a signed edition



£ 45.00
KENNETH LESSONS Silver CHRISTENING MUG
London 1959

Maker: Wakely & Wheeler

Designed by KENNETH LESSONS

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
Silver Hand Made BUTTER KNIFE
London 1960

Maker: MCH



£ 45.00
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

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

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

Bideford School of Arts & Crafts sponser's mark

17 cm

Made by Alfred Grove who was involved with the School


£ 89.00
ALFRED GROVE Silver Spoon
London 1969

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

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

Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Similar TEA Caddy Spoon also available



£ 175.00
ANNABET WYNDHAM Silver TEA CADDY SPOON
London 1999

Length: 8.3 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Similar COFFEE Caddy Spoon also available

£ 195.00
ARTHUR GUNN Silver SPOON
Birmingham 1962

Arthur Mainwaring Gunn

Hand engraved leaves

14 cm


£ 69.00
AURUM Silver 'CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
London 1976

White box, certificate and leaflet

This was the 13th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 347 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 600 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER TO COMMEMORATE THE NINTH CENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL IN 1075

 Edition of:                   600

Designer:                     Desmond Clen-Murphy

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Sponsorís Mark:         Desmond Clen-Murphy

Weight:                       10oz

Height:                        16.5 cm           Cost new:        £164 - £325 pair - £972 x 6

Booklet certificate signed by Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester

The tapering profile of the goblets cup traces that of the Cathedralís spire. Only six of Englandís medieval cathedrals have stone spires. The cup is supported by a stem formed as a sheaf of wheat. From Roman times, the fertile Sussex plain has been renowned for grain and, in the eighteenth century, with Chichester as its prospering centre, it became the granary of Southern England, feeding London. Upon the wheatsheaf stem appears the six heraldic martlets of Sussex.

(Desmond Clen-Murphy lived in Sussex and produced several commissions for Chichester Cathedral)




£ 450.00
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 Silver Goblets
London 1965

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

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

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

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 SCHOOL of ART Silver Spoon
London 1970

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

7.5 cm

Queen's Head Jubilee Hallmark

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

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
CLIVE BURR Large Silver CANDLESTICK
London 1989

Height: 52 cm
Diameter of Marble Base: 19 cm

Weight of Silver: 856 gms





£ 895.00
CLIVE BURR Silver Pencil
London

Length: 16 cm

Fully hallmarked silver cased lead pencil

Illustrated in my book 'British Designer Silversmiths'

£ 45.00
DENNIS BUGG Silver DISH
London 1976

Length: 20.5 cm



£ 250.00
DEREK BIRCH Silver & Acrylic Candlesticks
Birmingham 1973

7.5 cm 

Silver Mounted Acrylic Candlesticks
Double Centenary Hallmark

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.




£ 120.00
DEREK BIRCH Silver Letter Opener
London 1997

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

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
FRANCIS ADAMS Silver CADDY SPOON
London 1933

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 Heavy Silver Letter Opener
London 1959

21 cm
123 gms

Probably an Alex Styles design

£ 350.00
GARRARD Silver SUGAR CASTER
Birmingham 1964

Garrard and Co Ltd

Height: 17 cm






£ 135.00
GUILD of HANDICRAFT Silver PEPPERMILL
London 1996

Height: 10.5 cm

Marked: G of H and DSE -  maker's marks for Derek Elliott who designed and made them

Derek Elliot was born in 1963 and apprenticed to David Hart in 1982. He became a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company in the traditional way in 1987 and registered his own maker's mark the same year.

Reserved 





GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver Dish
London 1959

Diameter: 7.8 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.



£ 175.00
GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver Serving Spoon
London 1963

23 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.

£ 175.00
GWENDOLINE WHICKER Silver Spoon
London 1951

18 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
I FREEMAN & Co Ltd Silver JUG
London 1957

Height: 8 cm

A striking Post War design



£ 195.00
JOHN DONALD Silver BURGUNDY LABEL
London 1967

Britannia Standard
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 although he did produce some silver items.

£ 195.00
JOHN FOSTER MILLER Six Silver Goblets
London 1969

Height: 16.5 cm

Weight: 44 oz

Hand raised

John Foster Miller entered his mark in 1969

£ 1,750.00
JOYCE BROCKENHURST Silver DISH
London 1954

Width: 10 cm



£ 79.00
KEITH REDFERN Pair Silver CANDLESTICKS
London 1969

Silver Workshop Ltd

Diameter base: 7.5 cm
Height: 4 cm

Silver gilt on marble base

Designed by Keith Redfern

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 PEN TRAY
London 1959

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

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
MODERN DESIGN Silver BOX
London 2003

Maker's Mark: RD

Diameter: 4.5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm


 

£ 125.00
MULL SILVER Caddy Spoon
Edinburgh 1989

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

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

Width: 4.5 cm

Two available - £69 each


£ 69.00
OLIVER BAILEY Silver Napkin Ring
London 1976

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

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
Pair Hand Made Silver Small PICKLE SERVERS
Birmingham 1958

Maker: FBH

Length: 15 cm


£ 49.00