William & Son - Designs on Silver

William & Son celebrate 10 years of business this year. In such a short time they 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 brand.

William & Son sell products ranging from jewellery and leather goods to board games. See the red enamel and gold cufflinks above. They also have a shooting strand, stocking guns, tweed clothing and accessories. Below we see their green tweed sports jacket with purple check. The two strands of the business add up to a very suitable one-stop-shop for special gift ideas.

Supporting British Silver

William Asprey is committed to sourcing British-made products. This commitment is reflected by exhibitions of the work of leading silversmiths such as Fred Rich, Rebecca Joselyn and Steve Wager at their flagship shop in Mount Street, Mayfair, London.

All three silversmiths 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.

Looking at Rebecca Joselyn's People bookmarks (as below), I wonder 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.


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