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silversmith

a craftsman who makes or repairs articles of silver
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Each year it features a leading British silversmith and tells the story of the Goldsmiths' Company and its on-going patronage of contemporary British silver.
Opportunity: Anthony Harris is working as a silversmith at LJ Millington, in Birmingham.
The novelty silver rickshaw in the picture bears the mark of Yok Sang, a silversmith who probably operated out of Shanghai around 1900.
The company was created when managing director and silversmith of 37 years Chris York bought the assets of the former Birmingham Gold and Silversmiths three years ago from liquidators.
The Bill passed in May, 1773, was a triumph for both Boulton and his fellow silversmiths and when the Birmingham Assay Office opened its doors for business on August 31, 1773, Boulton and his partner, John Fothergill were its first customers.
Since 1979, the P&O Makower Trust has commissioned a work from a young silversmith to go on long-term loan either to the V&A or to the Crafts Council collection.
Gordon Hamme, chairman of British Silver Week, now in its third year, said: "There has been a renaissance of silversmiths in the UK.
The need for makers marks became apparent when dishonest silversmiths would mix a little more alloy and a little less silver than officially required.
Walking into her workshop - in the UK's largest complex for designers, artists and silversmiths - is like stepping back in time.
A superb Mathew Boulton silver tea caddy (above) and the Millennium Vase (top) commissioned by the Birmingham Assay Office as a commemorative piece and made by Andrew Macgowan, of Regent Silversmiths of Birmingham, to a design by the current Assay Master, Michael Allchin; Cymric candlesticks decorated with an inscription around their bases joined by stylised bats Pictures courtesy of The Brimingham Assay Office Collection
Caption(s): Jeffrey Siegel, Lifetime Brands: "We have achieved strong retail placement of many new dinnerware patterns and have introduced our first flatware collections under the Wallace, Towle Silversmiths, International Silver, Sasaki, Cuisinart and Pfaltzgraff brands.
Silver is naturally very soft so in order to make objects it has to be alloyed to copper to make it malleable and tougher and can withstand regular use and therefore hand worked items from the 18th Century can be regularly found, although Victorian silversmiths 'improved' many of these with chased and added decoration.