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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.

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.

George V dish Omar Ramsden Alwyn Carr London 1919 Artists Rifles

A George V circular dish (10.4 cm in diameter) with the crest of the Artists Rifles, by Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr, London 1919.
Price: £495.00

Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr began their business partnership in 1897 or 1898. In 1914, Carr enlisted in the Artists' Rifles and gained his officer's commission in March 1915. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant and Lieutenant in France until 1917 when he was gazetted a Captain. In July 1918 he was invalided out, with his Captaincy, and returned to London. Sadly, the partnership with Ramsden did not long survive Carr's return and was formally dissolved in the Spring of 1919.

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'.

Elizabeth II double measure Hamilton and Inches Edinburgh 1953 An Elizabeth II double-ended shot measure, by Hamilton and Inches Edinburgh 1953, initialled {CM} .
Price: £275.00
Graham Stewart caged end spoon Edinburgh 1989

An Elizabeth II spoon with a 'caged end' containing a ball (reminiscent of a rattle) by Graham Stewart Edinburgh 1989 .
Price: £250.00

Graham Leishman Stewart (1955-2020) was the son of William Morrice Stewart, an industrial designer with a keen interest in silversmithing. When William Morrice Stewart taught a local silversmithing course, having attended it under the previous tutor, Graham would sometimes attend. By the time he left school his art master suggested applying to Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and, following work experience with Fife based jeweller Norman Grant, was accepted.

In Stewart's penultimate year of his Art and Design Diploma (1976) he was a finalist in the young designer of the year competition and he came to the attention of leading silversmith and engraver Malcolm Appleby, who asked Stewart to help him at weekends.

During the 1980s Stewart's reputation spread and from 1986 to 2018 he was a regular exhibitor at Goldsmiths' Fair in London. He also received many commissions from quaichs and maces to a Bishop's crozier. In 2003 Stewart was one of the three silversmiths invited to compete for the commission to create a modern version of Three Honours of Scotland- a competition he went on to win. The Queen presented these to the Scottish parliament when it opened in 2004. Another high profile commission was to be part of The Silver of the Stars, which paired a Scottish celebrity with a renowned silversmith. Stewart worked with Alexander McQueen to produce an absinthe goblet and spoon that were exhibited all over the world. Like the goblet and spoon Stewart's Mobius bowl was widely travelled- in this case from St. Petersburg to Kyoto (a round trip of 3/4 million miles).

Elizabeth II bowl Brian Fuller London 1979

An Elizabeth II 3½ inch bowl on textured collet foot, by Brian Fuller London 1979 .
Price: £250.00
Brian Leslie Fuller (b. 1942) was inspired to become a silversmith by a radio interview with Reginald Henry Hill (1914-1975). Fuller completed his pre-apprenticeship course at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London before serving his apprenticeship to Frank Beck at Wakeley and Wheeler. He moved on to Nayler Brothers before working for Gerald Benney and then establishing his own workshop. This was followed by another period working for Benney before he established a large retail shop in Amersham. He retired in 2010.

During his career Fuller had a long association with the Royal College of Art, won several awards from the Arts Council and his work was commissioned by many ecclesiastical, corporate and private clients ─ this included the inkstand presented to Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana on their marriage, by the Scriveners' Company. A bonbon dish similar to this example can be seen on page 228 of Designer British Silver by John Andrew and Derek Styles (2015).

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.

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

Elizabeth II Chili pattern chutney spoon Ernest Blyth Francis Beck London 1988

An Elizabeth II 'Chilli pattern' chutney spoon, by Ernest Blyth and Francis Beck London 1988 .
Price: £225.00

Ernest Blyth (1939-1995) and Glasgow School of Art graduate Francis Beck met in London and formed a partnership as designer goldsmiths. Together they twice won the prestigious De Beers Diamonds International Award. Following Blyth's death Beck returned to painting and also added printmaking to her repertoire.


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

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.

Elizabeth II pair spoons George Taylor Friend 1966

An Elizabeth II spoon with engraved bands, by George Taylor Friend London 1966 .
Price: £220.00

George Taylor Friend (1881-1969) taught metalwork at the Central School of Arts and Crafts between 1902 and 1947. The best known piece of silver associated with him is the Sea Beaker of 1933 (designed by Richard Gleadowe, made by H.G. Murphy and engraved by Friend) now in the Power House Museum in Sydney. Friend, however, is also known for his works on paper and exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art twenty three times between 1913 and 1960 (he also addressed the Art Worker's Guild and was a member of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society). He was also associated with Eric Gill and created the medal of Gill now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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spoon Mary Syme Boyd 1922 crescent

An Art Deco spoon with crescent top, by Mary Syme Boyd Edinburgh 1938 .

 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.

Elizabeth II spoon heraldic finial Vanders London 1994 An Elizabeth II silver-gilt spoon (12.5 cm long) with cast heraldic finial, by C. J. Vander London 1994 (marked with the leopard's head in the bowl in the seventeenth century manner) .
Price: £175.00
George V jam spoon enamel liberty Birmingham1935 A George V spoon with enamelled terminal by Liberty and Company Birmingham 1935 (carrying the Silver Jubilee mark).
Price: £175.00
George V jam spoon Celtic revival Amy Stewart Northwich Cheshire Chester 1924

A George V jam spoon with Arts and Crafts Revival Spoon with decorated terminal, by Amy Eleanor Stewart of Northwich, Chester 1924 .
Amy Eleanor Boal (1873-1942) married Tom Stewart (b. 1882) in 1909 at Leeds Congregational Church. By 1911, the couple are recorded as living at 28 The Crescent, Northwich with Tom described as a science teacher ─ but he was also a silversmith. Simon Moore in his Artist's Spoons (2017) gives details about both Amy (p. 291) and Tom (p.430) and illustrates spoons by both ─ intriguingly the spoon by Tom of 1926 bears a strong resemblance in style to this one by Amy of two years earlier.


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.

Elizabeth II spoon rat-tail London 1957 FY An Elizabeth II spoon with square terminal and a rat-tail bowl, by Francis Yeomanson London 1957 .
Price: £95.00
George VI picklefork pierced  London 1944 Robert Pringle A George VI pickle-fork with pierced finial, by Robert Pringle London 1944 .
Elizabeth II loving spoon Edinburgh 1993 Andrew Milne of Mull An Elizabeth II teaspoon or 'loving spoon' with a pierced stem and a heart shaped bowl, assayed in Edinburgh in 1993 by Angus John Milne of Salen Silver (based on the Island of Mull) .
Price: £58.00