IAN CALVERT: An excellent and impressive silver box with maker's mark for Ian Calvert and that Tony Laws Studios Ltd, London 1975

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IAN CALVERT: An excellent and impressive silver box
with maker's mark for Ian Calvert and that Tony Laws Studios Ltd, London 1975

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,294) inc. premium
IAN CALVERT: An excellent and impressive silver box
with maker's mark for Ian Calvert and that Tony Laws Studios Ltd, London 1975
Plain polished surfaces, shaped-rectangular of helix twist form, the cover with two four lug flush hinges, gilded inside cover, interior; ebonised wood lined with and undulating base of ebonised wooden rods, height 8.6cm, length 33.1cm, weight total 64oz.

Footnotes

  • Ian Calvert was born in 1938. He began his craft education at an early age and attended evening classes at the Gravesend School of Art. In 1954 whilst still at the Gravesend School of Art silversmith Robert Edgar Stone offered Ian a four year apprenticeship. As Stone's apprentice Ian features in the film "A Place for Gold" produced by the Goldsmith's Company when he presents his masterpiece" prior to gaining his freedom of the Goldsmith's Company in 1959.

    In 1957 he represent Great Britain in the International Apprenticeship competition in Madrid and was awarded first prize by General Franco.

    At the age only 19 he was offered a teaching position at Gravesend although he felt he was not quite ready for this.

    After National Service Ian worked for Wakely and Wheeler before setting up the Silver Workshops Ltd. in 1964 along with former Gravesend students Tony Law and Ron Stevens and later joined by Keith Redfern.
    Based in Garrick Street below R E Stones workshop commissions included the Processional Cross, Alter Candle Snuffer and Pastoral Staff for the newly-built Coventry Cathedral. Ian left The Silver Workshops Limited in 1972 to pursue his own business. Tony Laws continued running the studios in the 1970's.

    Ian Calvert taught at the Medway College and has been associated with Asprey and Garrard through Alex Styles and Tony Bedford.
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IAN CALVERT: An excellent and impressive silver box with maker's mark for Ian Calvert and that Tony Laws Studios Ltd, London 1975
IAN CALVERT: An excellent and impressive silver box with maker's mark for Ian Calvert and that Tony Laws Studios Ltd, London 1975
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