A DESIGN DISCOVERY: GREAT BRITISH SILVER 1940-2016
Featuring The Pearson Silver Collection
The exhibition for Elements 2 in 2016 showed the development of British silver design from the post war austerity of the 1940s and 1950s to the design revolution that blossomed in the 1960s. Creative continuity has made Britain a center of excellence for silversmithing. This cauldron of creativity is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets.
Each decade was represented by ten pieces from The Pearson Silver Collection, plus further 60 objects. The Pearson Silver Collection is devoted to Post World War II British designer silver and is the largest collection of its kind in private hands.
The Elements exhibition included work by household names such as Leslie Durbin, David Mellor, Stuart Devlin and Michael Lloyd with objects from the exquisite to the extraordinary, including a cucumber slicer, a skyscraper clock and a bunch of silver and gold balloons.
Silver of the Stars in Edinburgh | Linda Robertson's teapot for Lulu OBE
The Silver Trust Collection from 10 Downing Street | Lexi Dick's Summer & Winter Fruit Bowls
The Millennium Collection for Bute House | Graham Stewart's pair of claret jugs