Histories

Silver Wine Cistern

A news item about a sale of antiques caught my eye as it mentioned a silver wine cistern made by William Comyns & Sons Ltd. This is the firm that my father…

Histories

Early History of Silver – Part One

The history of silver is long, archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using silver for at least 5000 years. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in…

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Make Your Mark Award Silver Beaker

We were delighted to welcome Annabel Hood to the workshop on Wednesday where we helped her to make the lovely silver beaker that she designed for the Make Your Mark Award. Alison and…

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Win A Table of Easter Delights

WIN a table of Easter delights, including a silver engraved egg cup and spoon from Hersey & Son Silversmiths and a set of Thornback & Peel tableware in their newest spring print Chicken & Carnation.…

Histories

The History & Etiquette of the Hip Flask

Silver hip flasks or pocket flasks seem to have first appeared in Georgian times and became very popular in the Victorian era. Previously, personal flasks like this were made from glass or leather…

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Unusual Armada Dish

In 2010, to mark his retirement after 12-years as Chairman of the Joint Assay Offices Committee, Mr Richard Vanderpump was presented with a unique Armada Dish made in the Hersey workshop.…

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A Selection of our Best Selling Cufflinks

Silver cufflinks are the perfect accessory for men who recognise style or who like to make a discreet fashion statement. This is a selection from our range of sterling silver hallmarked cufflinks.…

Histories

History of the Silver Stilton Scoop

Stilton cheese was first made in the 18th century and Silver Stilton Scoops have been around since then to assist in the eating of it. Stilton is traditionally made in 17lb wheels, or…

Histories

Do you consider yourself a copoclephilist?

Someone asked me the other day why we offered so many keyrings for sale. To cater for copoclephilist’s I replied tongue-in-cheek, and then went on to explain what a copoclephilist is.…