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Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11094
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1990
Silversmith: Ari D Norman
Place: London
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 36 grams
Dimensions: 2.3 cm height, 3.2 cm length
Condition: Excellent, no engraving, perfect working order. Some small black spots that will polish out over time.

Description: A set of six sterling silver place card holders, all containing a very rare hallmark, the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. The holders are rounded rectangular in shape, with a zig-zag border, with supporting circular foot and holder to hold the place card in place. The front of the holders is blank, designed for personalised engraving, these have never been engraved. All 6 holders have 7 hallmarks, all clearly struck, including marks for London 1990, along with makers mark AN in shield, the sterling silver convention hallmark (scale with 925), additional 925 standard mark, and a rare and unusual 7th hallmark, the Queen's Award for Export Achievement (Royal Crown above cog device, with centre letter E). Ari Norman was the first British silversmith to be granted this award in 1989, he was then allowed to use the hallmark in 1989 and 1990, as per these pieces. The Queen's award was established in 1965, and still operates today. We are not aware of any other silversmith who has won this award, hence the scarcity of this hallmark. Ari Norman (see www.aridnorman.com) is a 4th generation family business, and is the largest client of the London Assay Office, so a prestigious firm.
Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
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Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
Queens Award Export Achievement

Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
Sterling silver place card holder

Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
Ari Norman silver hallmarks, queen's award for export hallmark

Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
Back of silver menu or place card holders

Sterling Silver Place Card Holders (Set of 6) - Ari Norman, Queen's Award for Export Achievement
Silver menu holder with slot

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