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Cast Silver Arts & Crafts Acorn Spoons (Pair) - Graham Watling     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1741
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1977
Silversmith: Graham Watling
Place: London
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 25 grams
Dimensions: 11.2 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting pair of cast silver acorn spoons, very good quality, with lovely naturalistic detail. The spoons have cast acorn bowls, the bowls are quite deep, the stems are modelled as a textured branch with nodes of baby acorns, the finial is also an acorn between 2 leaves. With the texture these spoons are pleasing to hold, they could be used for condiments, they could also be used as coffee spoons (although they are quite long). The hallmarks on both spoons are very clear, including makers mark G.W in diamond punch for Graham Watling. Watling began his career as a Royal Marine Commando, then moved to teaching Arts & Crafts, before becoming a silversmith around 1970, based in the National Trust village of Lacock in Wiltshire. He died in 1996, his children have continued the business in Lacock (www.watlings.com). Watling is represented by no less than 8 pieces in the Pearson Collection of post war British silver (www.pearsonsilvercollection.com), a testament of his ability. Watling features in the newly published book "Designer British Silver 1930-1985" by Andrew & Styles (a book we highly recommend), pgs 474-479, as one of the 50 leading British silversmiths of this era. He is decribed as a "true craftsman and hammer man", who made his objects the traditional way.
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