Gerald Benney & Simon Benney sterling silver salt mill. Made in London 2006. Diameter x height: 5 x 11.2 cm. Gerald Benney was born in 1930 in Hull to artistic parents, went to Brighton College of Art 1946-8 (his father was Principal) where he trained as a silversmith in the workshop of Dunstan Pruden at Ditchling. After military service he attended the Royal College of Art 1950-53 under Professor Robert Goodden. (Benney was Professor of Silversmithing and Jewellery here from 1974 to 1983). In 1953 he secured a workshop from the retiring owner Mr. S W Ide, the best gold-plater in London, at Whitfield Place off Tottenham Court Road. In 1958 he was made a Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company. 1964 elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. In 1969 he moved his London studio to Falcon Wharf, Bankside and by 1973 was at warehouses in Bear Lane, Southwark. Christopher Lawrence and Brian Fuller were both managers for him. With the crippling increase in VAT on luxury goods in 1974 he had to let most of his 19 staff go and moved everything to Beenham House, his home in Berkshire, where he stayed until 1998. In 1971 he became a Royal Designer for Industry. He had one man exhibitions at Goldsmith’s Hall in 1973, enamels in 1994 and another in 2005. In 1981 he became Assistant at the Goldsmith’s Hall. In 1993 his son Simon opened the showroom Benney in Walton Street. Gerald Benney died in 2008. Personal Statement My philosophy as such is to project and involve my own personal design theme without too much reference to others in the field. His son Simon Benney (born 1 January 1966) now runs the business and is also now recognised himself as one of the leading designers in the world; he has also held four Royal Warrants simultaneously. Condition : Minor wear and tear from general usage, no damage, very good condition overall, please see pictures. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched. Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screen colourations. The item “Gerald Benney & Simon Benney sterling silver salt grinder” is in sale since Tuesday, March 23, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “mgoldiem” and is located in Braintree. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Sterling Silver salt/pepper grinder
- Product: Grinder
- Age: Post-1940
- Composition: Sterling Silver
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