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Blackjack with silver rim

A small leather blackjack with silver rim, by Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris London 2015.
Price: £540.00 (including £90 VAT at 20%)

Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris met in 1975 at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and both went on to work for Edward Barnard and Sons. In 1981 they moved to their current workshop in Hatton Garden and they now have an international clientele.

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Tumbler cup

A tumbler cup with embossed decoration, by Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris London 2002 (with Golden Jubilee mark for Elizabeth II).
Price: £510.00 (including £85 VAT at 20%)

Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris met in 1975 at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and both went on to work for Edward Barnard and Sons. In 1981 they moved to their current workshop in Hatton Garden and they now have an international clientele.

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Small serving fork

A small serving fork with geometric decoration, by Amy Sandheim London 1929 .
Price: £325.00

Amy Sandheim (1876-1958) was the wife of Julius Wolfe Sandheim, who had attended the Central School of Art and studied under William Steward, as had H. G. Murphy, . The Sandheim family had a shop at 130 High Street, Notting Hill from around 1915 and Amy Sandheim ceased production in 1939. Simon Moore notes of her that 'her spoon output is even more daring [than her jewellery] with diverse designs that conform to the continuing Arts and Crafts revival'.

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paperknife Prince of Wales marriage Sarah Jones 1981

An Elizabeth II paperknife with the terminal modelled as the Prince of Wales feathers and engraved with the motto ICH DIEN for the Principality, by Sarah Jones London 1981, initialled {RFA} .
Price: £245.00

Sarah Jones (b. 1948) was brought up in Sussex before reading History of Mediaeval Art at the University of East Anglia. After graduation Jones worked for the Greater London Arts Council and was sent to interview the ecclesiastical silversmith Michael Murray. He encouraged her to make a box and a ring. Having sold the ring Jones became a working silversmith and eventually had shops in both the City of London and the West End (as well as exhibiting at Goldsmiths' Fair at Goldsmiths' Hall in London). Her work is now in many important collections — including that of the Queen. This paper knife was produced to commemorate the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981.

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 Ladle A modern silver ladle, by Hilary Norman (of Wellington, Somerset) London 1972 .
Price: £245.00
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 Salt cellar

A circular salt-cellar with photo-etched decoration including the arms of the Goldsmiths' Company of London, designed by Alex Styles and manufactured by Naylor Brothers London 1977.
Price: £235.00

Alex Styles (b. 1922) was chief designer for Garrards and their subsidiary Nayler Brothers. In 1977, he designed this salt cellar for the Goldsmiths' Company to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the original charter of the Company and the Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 244 of these salts were made for presentation to the Livery of the Goldsmiths' Company and their senior staff (one being presented to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1978 by Charles Oman).

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 Ladle

A modern silver ladle with fish-tail handle, by Elizabeth Murphy of Liverpool, assayed in Chester in 1931 .
Price:SOLD

Elizabeth Murphy, from whose maker's mark LM it can be inferred that she answered to Liz, is recorded in the Chester assay records as living at 18 Prince's Avenue, Liverpool. She registered two marks, one in 1922 and another in 1929. Ridgway and Priestley noted, in their 2004 Compendium of Chester Gold and Silver marks 1570-1962, that it was possible she was a student.

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spoon Mary Syme Boyd 1922 crescent

An Art Deco spoon with crescent top, by Mary Syme Boyd Edinburgh 1938 .
Price: £220.00

 Mary Syme Boyd (1910-1997) was born in Edinburgh and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1929 to 1933. She was awarded a scholarship to travel to Paris, studying under the acclaimed animalier sculptor Édouard Navellier. A second scholarship allowed Boyd to travel to Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium and France in 1934, returning to Edinburgh later that year. She settled in Belford Mews and remained there for the rest of her life, with only a brief interruption for war service in the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service. Boyd exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute, as well as creating works for St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Corstorphine, amongst other ecclesiastical commissions.

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Toothpaste tube winder

A toothpaste tube winder, by Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris London 1991 .
Price: £144.00 (including £24 VAT at 20%)

Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris met in 1975 at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and both went on to work for Edward Barnard and Sons. In 1981 they moved to their current workshop in Hatton Garden and they now have an international clientele.

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 Spoon

A spoon of Celtic design with stylised knot terminal, made in Edinburgh in 1956 by Norah Creswick (1883-1976)
Price: £110.00

Norah Creswick (1883-1976) registered her mark at Edinburgh Assay Office as an 'artist-jeweller' working from 20, Harrison Road. A variety of small silver and jewellery, often stone-set, can be found with her mark. She was the wife of the bronze worker and silversmith, Charles Creswick (1883-1965), himself the son of the sculptor, Benjamin Creswick (1856-1943). Norah shared the foundry workshop in Harrison Road with her husband and his partners, Jack Creswick (her brother-in-law), and William McDonald.

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