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Brian AsquithBrian Asquith

Born in Sheffield in 1930 he started at the junior art department at the Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts and gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1947-51 where he studied in the School of Sculpture under Professor Frank Dobson. National service 1951-3, returned to Sheffield and developed an industrial design practice in 1955 where he shared a workshop with David Mellor until 1960. The 'Brian Asquith Design Partnership', housed in a studio workshop in Youlgreave, Derbyshire combined in the 1960's and 1970's a flourishing industrial design business with production in precious metals. In 1967 he accompanied the Goldsmith's Company exhibition to the Lincoln Center in New York and looked after the main exhibit, a Paul de Lamerie dish, in his hotel room before its installation. He began producing his own silverware in 1968. He has several Design Council awards for both coal and gas fired domestic appliances and has produced a range for Alessi in stainless steel and silver in the 1990's, as well as domestic silver for Downing Street, commissioned by the Silver Trust in 1993 and work for Lichfield and Chichester Cathedrals. Since 1963 he has lived and worked in the Peak District with his three sons. In the late 1960's he was very involved with the Goldsmith's Company and its extensive programme of overseas exhibitions, he is a Liveryman and had a retrospective exhibition at the Hall in 1993 and in Sheffield's Millenium Galleries in 2004. He died in March 2008.

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BRIAN ASQUITH Large Silver CoasterBRIAN ASQUITH Large Silver Coaster

Large Silver Coaster
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1971
Diameter base: 15 cm
Diameter top: 11 cm

£695 



BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Coaster

Silver Bottle Coaster
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1999
Diameter: 11 cm

£195 


BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Coaster

BRIAN ASQUITH 'Champagne' CutleryBRIAN ASQUITH 'Champagne' Cutlery

Stainless Steel 6 Place Canteen
'Champagne' Pattern
Brian Asquith designed for Spear and Jackson (Ashberry) Ltd
58 Pieces in original box

£350

 



BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Ruler

Silver & Wood Ruler
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1982
21 cm

£250 


BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Ruler

BRIAN ASQUITH Silver TrayBRIAN ASQUITH Silver Tray

Silver Tray
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1996
Diameter: 26 cm
Weight: 669 gms (21.5 oz)

£550 



BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Brian Asquith
Sheffiled 1997
Diameter: 4.5 cm

£140 


BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Napkin Ring

BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Prince of Wales BoxBRIAN ASQUITH Silver Prince of Wales Box

Silver Box
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1968
5cm

£450

Applied with Prince of Wales feathers in gold - presumeably made for Prince Charles investiture in Caernarfon Castle in 1969 



BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1978
Diameter: 4.5 cm

£150 


BRIAN ASQUITH Silver Napkin Ring

BRIAN ASQUITH Silver QuaichBRIAN ASQUITH Silver Quaich

Silver Quaich
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1994
Diameter: 10.5 cm
Width: 15.3 cm

£395

Commissioned by Tulchan Sporting Estates, Grantown-on-Spey  



BRIAN ASQUITH Silver/wood box

Silver/Wood Box
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1980
Diameter: 5.7 cm
Height: 3.3 cm

£275 


BRIAN ASQUITH Silver/wood box

Pair Silver CandlesticksPair Silver Candlesticks

Pair Silver Candlesticks
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1972/3
Height 7 cm

£890 



Silver Dish

Silver Dish
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1988
Diameter 11.5 cm

£150

Engraved with teh Arms of Sheffield 1554 


Silver  Dish

Silver DishSilver Dish

Silver Dish
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1973
Diamtere: 11.5 cm

£120

Inscription to base 



3 Piece Silver Cruet on Stand

3 Piece Silver Cruet on Stand
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1975
Diameter 11.4 cm
Height 6 cm

£695 


3 Piece Silver Cruet on Stand

Brian Asquith Silver BoxBrian Asquith Silver Box

Silver Box
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1970
Diameter 5 cm

£395
 



Brian Asquith Silver Salver

Silver Salver
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1971
25.5 cm Diameter (10 inch)

£450 


Brian Asquith Silver Salver

Silver CoasterSilver Coaster
'New Spirit'

Sheffield 1997
Brian Asquith
Black Acrylic Base
Diameter: 8.5cm
£98

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Silver Cheese Scoop
'New Spirit'

Sheffield 2000
Brian Asquith
Millenium Hallmark
Length: 13cm
£250

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Silver Cheese Scoop

Silver Royal Wedding BoxSilver Royal Wedding Box

Sheffield 1981
Brian Asquith
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Rosewood Lined
Diameter: 5.5cm
Height: 6cm
£275 



BRIAN ASQUITH 10 Downing Street

Prototype for John Major
No. 10 Downing Street PresentationGift/Award
March 1996
Designed by Brian Asquith
Copper and Acrylic
26.8 cm x 18.8 cm

£69 


BRIAN ASQUITH 10 Downing Street

Retrospective Exhibition CatalogueRetrospective Exhibition Catalogue

Sheffield Galleries
and Museum Trust

18 illustrated pages

£10
 



Millenium Canteen Catalogue

Sheffield City Council
comissioned a canteen
to be made for the Millenium

Including work by Brian Asquith, Micahel Bolton,
William Phipps, Richard Fox, Julie Chamberlain

In total 37 Silversmiths

Well illustrated Catalogue

£10

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Millenium Canteen Catalogue

Silver Tea PotSilver Tea Pot

Sheffield 1967
Brian Asquith
Length: 22cm (spout to handle)
Height: 14cm


SOLD

Two 3 Piece teasets were produced in this pattern:
One is in the Modern Silver Collection of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.
The other in the Pearson Collection.
Apparently only 2 other teapots were produced.
We have sold both of them.

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Silver Box

Sheffield 1970
Brian Asquith
Diameter: 4¾cm
Height: 3cm

SOLD



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Silver Box

Silver DishSilver Dish

Sheffield 1971
Brian Asquith
23 cm

SOLD 



Silver Mug

Sheffield 1972
Brian Asquith
Height: 11cm
Diameter: 7cm
Good Weight

SOLD

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Silver Mug

Silver SalverSilver Salver

Sheffield 1977
Brian Asquith
Diameter: 20.5cm

SOLD

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Silver Beaker

Sheffield 1974
Brian Asquith
Height: 7½cm
Diameter: 7½cm (top)

SOLD



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Silver Beaker

Small Silver GobletSmall Silver Goblet

'New Spirit'

Sheffield 1997
Brian Asquith
Height: 8.5cm
Diameter: 6.5cm


SOLD

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Brian Asquith Silver Jug

Silver Jug
Brian Asquith
Sheffield 1971
Width 12 cm


SOLD 


Brian Asquith Silver Jug

BRIAN ASQUITH Prince Charles Prototype Coffee SetBRIAN ASQUITH Prince Charles Prototype Coffee Set

Prince Charles Prototype Coffee Set
Brian Asquith
1969
Height: 21.8 cm


SOLD

In 1969 Brian Asquith was commissioned by the people of Caernarvon to make a 3 piece coffee set in silver to be presented to Prince Charles at his investiture of becoming Prince of Wales.

This is the prototype that Brian made in copper.
An early example of his use of acrylic.

Engraved to base of each piece:
Prince of Wales (Dragon Crest) Caernarvon 1969 (3 Feathers Crest) 



Pair Silver Candlesticks

Sheffield 1970
Brian Asquith
Height: 6.5cm
Diameter: 6.5cm

SOLD

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Pair Silver Candlesticks

Silver Night Light HolderSilver Night Light Holder

Sheffield 1981
Brian Asquith
Diameter: 4.5cm

SOLD

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Silver Goblet

Sheffield 1978
Brian Asquith
Height: 11.5cm
Good Weight

SOLD



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Silver Goblet

Silver Plated Goblet / ChaliceSilver Plated Goblet / Chalice

Brian Asquith

Ex-Stock of Brian Asquith

Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 10cm

SOLD

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Silver Plated Ciborium / Covered Bowl

Brian Asquith

Ex-Stock of Brian Asquith

Height: 11cm
Diameter: 12.5cm


SOLD

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Silver Plated Ciborium / Covered Bowl

Silver Plated Ciborium / Covered BowlSilver Plated Ciborium / Covered Bowl

Brian Asquith

Ex-Stock of Brian Asquith

Height: 18cm
Diameter: 10.5cm

SOLD

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Pewter Tea Pot

Height: 17cm
Length: 26cm (spout to handle)


SOLD

In the 1990's Alberto Alessi asked Brian to interpret original drawings by Dr. Christopher Dresser.
This is a prototype he made up in pewter.

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Pewter Tea Pot