William and Son - Designs on Silver
William and Son has two strands of business selling luxury items and shooting goods. They celebrate 10 years of business this year.
In such a short time William and Son have achieved much, notably a Royal Warrant as Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to the Queen. Perhaps not surprising as the founder is William Asprey of the famous Asprey luxury goods brand.
On the luxury goods side of the business they sell products ranging from jewellery and leather goods to board games - see the red enamel and gold cufflinks above.
On the shooting side they have the guns, plus tweed clothing and accessories, like the green tweed sports jacket with purple check here. The two strands add up to very suitable one-stop-shop for special gift ideas.
Supporting British Silver
William Asprey is committed to sourcing British-made products. His commitment is brought into relief this month, between the 6th and 17th of June, as William and Son are exhibiting work from leading British silversmiths Fred Rich, Rebecca Joselyn and Steve Wager at their flagship shop in Mount Street, Mayfair, London.
All three have distinct styles and are producing highly individual and lovely objects, such as the Mermaid Salt (below) from Fred Rich - a salt cellar in gold, silver gilt and enamel, which has delightful touches, such as the cupped hands of a mermaid spoon offering the salt.
I've been looking at Rebecca Joselyn's People bookmarks and wondering if a nice little tweed-clad pig wouldn't look well sticking out of the copy of Simon Sebag Montefiore's Jerusalem: the Biography I'm currently enjoying. Maybe a pig reading a book? You couldn't do that with a Kindle.