Modern Silver Centrepiece Rosebowl & Parcel Gilt Cover

Gerald Benney, London 1972
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A fine and heavy modern silver Centrepiece Rosebowl, of circular form with bark effect textured bellied sides and slightly dished plain base, the pierced openwork cover with plain silver rim and gilded textured frame with central Tudor Rose motif.
The base engraved with presentation inscription - 'CCT - DVAW 18.1.1923-1973'.

By Gerald Benney, London 1972.

Gerald Benney invented this type of centrepiece bowl, producing varying designs over four decades. Most of these are one off commissions for private patrons and institutions, notably the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Reading University.

Gerald Benney was born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1930. He trained at Brighton Art College 1946 - 1948 as a silversmith under Dunstan Pruden. After military service he then went to the Royal College of Art 1950 - 1953 under Professor Robert Goodden. In 1953 he opened his first workshop at Suffolk House Whitfield Place off the Tottenham Court Road in London. It was here that the distinctive surface texturing of silver was discovered. In 1963 he moved to Beenham House in Reading, which was his home and workshop. In 1969 he moved his London studio to Falcon Wharf, Bankside and by 1973 was at warehouses in Bear Lane, Southwark. He was Professor of Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art from 1974 to 1983. In 1993, together with his son Simon, he opened a shop in London.
Benney has received many commissions from the Royal Family and has royal warrants from HM The Queen, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.

Reserved - £4,950.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
75 mm (2.95 inches)
DIA
244 mm (9.61 inches)
Weight
2010.00 Grams (64.62 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VA120422
Medium
Silver