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Pure Brilliance: The History and Future of British Silversmithing

Pure Brilliance: The History and Future of British Silversmithing

As the annual Goldsmiths’ Fair approaches (25th-30th September, 2nd-7th October), Marianne Dick casts an eye over the history and the future of British silversmithing

The historical phrase ‘born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth’ implies that only the very wealthy could afford items made from the most reflective of all metals. In Britain however, silver has long been accessible to many, especially following the Industrial Revolution which began in the 18th century.

While broadening trends within jewellery, sculpture and interiors in recent decades mean that silver objects are less prominent than they once might have been, there is still a burgeoning community of skilled craftsmen that work with the material because of its appealing essential properties. 

Aug 29th 2018
Craftsmanship