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Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11226
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1976
Silversmith: Anthony Elson
Place: London
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 120 grams
Dimensions: 9 cm bowl diameter
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A sterling silver wine taster made by Anthony Elson, one of the 50 leading silversmiths featured in the book "Designer British Silver 1930-1985" by Andrew and Styles, a book we highly recommend. The wine taster has the traditional circular bowl with raised base, and a lovely cast silver handle of textured vine branches, with some pruned ends. The handle is a delight to hold, the thumb rests easily and the grip is secure, so very suitable for use. The taster is clearly hallmarked, including makers mark A.G.E, and also has an engraved number 278 on the base (we know this taster was a limited edition commissioned by the Heritage Collection in 1976, so perhaps each is individually numbered). Anthony Gordon Elson trained under Dunstan Pruden, he worked for William Comyns from 1964-1968 before establishing his own operation, ecclesiastical goods and also limited editions for leading retailers, including Asprey, Spink, Hennell's and Garrards, this taster is one of these. After the boom (he had around 30 staff) created by the silver jubilee in 1977, his business declined and was liquidated in 1981, after which he re-established a smaller operation focused on individual commissions. His work is highly collectable today, and can be found in many leading collections, including the Pearson Collection, which has 7 items by Elson. He has also produced work for Ringo Starr (of Beatles fame), Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. He also produced the silver pen commissioned by the Goldsmiths Company to mark the millenium, and given to liverymen to mark the occasion.
Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster

Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Heritage Collection Limited Edition silver wine taster

Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Cast silver vine branch handle

Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Base of sterling silver wine taster

Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Anthony Elson London 1976 silver hallmarks

Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition
Anthony Elson Sterling Silver Wine Taster - Heritage Collection Limited Edition, scale

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