GERALD BENNEY: A rare silver and enamelled box London 1970, also stamped 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON', also incuse stamped number 3

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Lot 139Ω
GERALD BENNEY: A rare silver and enamelled box
London 1970, also stamped 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON', also incuse stamped number 3

Sold for £ 5,250 (US$ 6,738) inc. premium
GERALD BENNEY
GERALD BENNEY: A rare silver and enamelled box
London 1970, also stamped 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON', also incuse stamped number 3
Rectangular hinged cover centred with a mottled green enamelled centre, with a translucent blue enamelled banded semi-circular banded thumbpiece, bark effect textured sides and underneath, inside of cover with a rayed textured panel and with tan leathered interior, height 4cm, length 15.2cm.

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  • GERALD BENNEY CBE RDI (1930-2008)

    Gerald Benney was one of the most outstanding goldsmiths of the 20th century. With works being continuously produced for over fifty years, from private commissions to mass production. Born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1930. Benney received many commissions from the Royal Family and was the first craftsman to hold four Royal Warrants simultaneously, with Royal Warrants from HM The Queen, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.

    Gerald Benney decided that his home at Beenham House in Berkshire was the place to develop the use of enamels. The first steps were to travel to Zurich to find an enameller who worked for Burch Korrodi. By chance he came across the Norwegian Berger Bergensen who had worked for the House of Bolin as well as Burch. Bergensen was persued to come to Beenham House and taught the Benney work force all he knew about enamelling. With Alan Evans and Robert Winter becoming notable master enamellers for Benney.
    It took several years to master the craft. He refined and mastered this art enamelling larger surface areas than Fabergé
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GERALD BENNEY: A rare silver and enamelled box London 1970, also stamped 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON', also incuse stamped number 3
GERALD BENNEY: A rare silver and enamelled box London 1970, also stamped 'GERALD BENNEY LONDON', also incuse stamped number 3
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