Lot 302. Important gold-plated silver box with a TRANS-lucid Maille and the monogram of Elizabeth II. Adrian Gerald Sallis Benney

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Auction date:30.09.2017   13:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 302Important gold-plated silver box with a TRANS-lucid Maille and the monogram of Elizabeth II. Adrian Gerald Sallis Benney
London, 1970. Sterling silver, gold plated, gest. BZ, MZ.: 'Terms and conditions' for Adrian Gerald Benney, on the bottom gest. 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON' and 'AAE' for the enamel master Alan Alfred Evans. Rectangle shape, bottom and side surfaces with a typical 'textured' surface; the interior is beige suede, the lid with a lively dark red translucent Maille and bekröntem monogram of Queen Elizabeth II 'E II R'. H. 4.5 cm, width 10.5 cm, d 7 cm. - Probably it is in the casket, a gift from Queen Elizabeth II to Helmut Schmidt on the occasion of your visit, in 1978, in Germany.


Helmut Schmidt, Ruth Loah.
Adrian Gerald Sallis Benney ( Hull 1930 - 2008 ) . Major British silver - and goldsmith. After his education at Brighton College of Art visited Benney, the Royal College of Art in London, where he held later, 1974-83 a professorship. 1953 B. opened his own workshop in London, he moved in 1974 to Beenham House, his residence in Berkshire, in 1971, was his appointment to the Kgl. Industrial designer, opened in 1993 his son Simon Benney Showroom in Walton Street. - Together with the Norwegian Designer Berger Bergersen Benney revived the technique of enamel art. By him by means of a special hammer developed a method to texturing the silver to be provided i.e., with the tiny strip that was his trademark.

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