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GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set

(Code: BENNEY765)
£ 2,950.00
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GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
  • GERALD BENNEY Silver Cruet Set
London 1960
Peppermill, Salt and Mustard 
Height: 14cm (peppermill) 
Length: 7.5cm (mustard)

This is from the first large Corporate commission after the war for the Ionian Bank. The  bank had been bought by Michael Behrens, a patron of Gerald, who was the first backer of North Sea Oil. Later he would give Gerald a bridging loan to purchase his property at Beenham. Behrens also owned the Hanover Gallery, the firdt to show the work of Francis Bacon. Other similarly crested pieces from the Ionian commission can be seen on pages 100 and 101 of Graham Hughes' book; 'Gerald Benney - The story of 50 years at the bench'