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Lot 134: A FINE STERLING SILVER GEM SET ROSE BOWL BY GERALD BENNEY, LONDON 1964
December 4, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A FINE STERLING SILVER GEM SET ROSE BOWL BY GERALD BENNEY, LONDON 1964
Of circular form, the cover with abstract geometric openwork bark textured surface in gilt and silver set with topaz lifted from a plain silver bowl, impressed hallmarks and retailed by Hardy Brothers Australian marks, 21cm diameter, 996 grams in total
ADRIAN GERALD SALLIS BENNEY CBE RDI (1930 - 2008) was one of the most prolific and influential British goldsmiths of the 20th century. During an illustrious career spanning more than 50 years, he was the first British craftsman to hold four Royal Warrants simultaneously. His work can be seen in many collections worldwide, including those of the Victoria and Albert Museum and Goldsmiths'' Company.
The Collection of Richard ''Dick'' (1913-1989) and Joan Crebbin