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Lot 133: AN IMPORTANT STERLING SILVER SIX PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE BY GERALD BENNEY, LONDON 1964
December 4, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
AN IMPORTANT STERLING SILVER SIX PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE BY GERALD BENNEY, LONDON 1964
"Of tapering curved cylindrical form with bark textured surface lifted from a polished band, the hinged covers with emanating textured flat covers, impressed hallmarks and retailed by Hardy Brothers Australian marks, tallest 24.5cm, 3484 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
All in very good order with no faults.
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