News and Events

Enamoured - the latest exhibition of the British Society of Enamellers

This touring exhibition is now visiting the Butcher Works Gallery at the Academy of Makers, Sheffield (14 Feb – 10 March) & the Mid Wales Arts Centre (19 March – 30 April). This beautiful and inspiring exhibition also includes a programme of workshops and artist talks. For more details please go to: or

3 & 28 March at 1pm, The Wallace Collection, London – Treasure of the month

Highlights of great works of art in the Wallace Collection
Silver Collar of the Gorinchem Archers’ Guild

A talk by Ada de Wit. For more details please follow this link.

New books

“Silver for Entertaining: the Ickworth Collection” by James Rothwell
One of the most important collections of eighteenth-century silver in Europe is to be found at Ickworth House in Suffolk. James Rothwell, the National Trust's adviser on silver, has undertaken a comprehensive study of the collection and the results are published this lavishly illustrated book. For full details and to order please go to 

“English Silver before the Civil War – The David Little Collection” by Dr Timothy Schroder
“A fascinating new book that uses one man’s collection to examine the social history of domestic silver from the Tudor and Early Stuart eras” Roland Arkell, Antiques Trade Gazette
For full details and to order please go to 

David Constable’s new book “Silver Spoons of Britain 1200 – 1710" was launched in September 2016
It is the history of the silver spoons of England, Scotland and Ireland chronologically by type from 1200 to 1710. There are approximately 2,260 images and 145,000 words, creating a complete reference of early spoons and their makers. Please visit David’s website to order it: There is also a special deal on his first book “The Benson Collection of Early English Spoons”.

“Silver in Georgian Dublin: Making, Selling, Consuming” by Dr Alison Fitzgerald
Published by Routledge and costs £95 from Hodges Figgis in Dublin or on  

Silversmithing prize winner 2016

Tom Asquith wins Silver Society prize and Juliet Bigley wins 2nd prize
Slideshow Photos

Silver Menu Holders

A comprehensive article on Silver Menu Holders by Professor Salter

Press Release


House of Barnard   by John P. Fallon

Boudoir Labels 1753-1965   by John Salter

Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing 1685-1765 by Vanessa Brett

Art in Industry – the silver of Paul Storr by Christopher Hartop

Designer British Silver – from studios established 1930 – 1985 by John Andrew & Derek Styles

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