"Tea Strainer Pass Colander Spoon Sterling Silver Queen Elizabeth For The Coronation In 1953 "
Rare sterling silver tea strainer London punches, goldsmith mark Robert Edgard Stone (RES) letter date S for 1953, leopard's head Coin made on the occasion of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England in 1953. The bottom of the spoon reveals the potrait in profile of the Queen. Beautiful filigree work in the spoon On either side of the spoon are poppies engraved in tribute to the soldiers killed during the First World War Weight: 55 grams Length 14.4 cm Diameter 6 cm Stone was born in 1903 in London, son of a carpenter, Arthur Stone, and Ada, born Scantlebury. An accident in his childhood that almost resulted in the loss of his arm affected his education, limiting the number of trades he could access. At 14, he began his training in the goldsmithing department of the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Her work at the school earned her a two-year fellowship from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, which allowed her to travel across Western Europe and attend a training course in Paris at La Maison Henin. Stone established a workshop, eventually hired apprentices, and in 1939 became a deliveryman for the Goldsmiths Company. Stone's studio produced works mainly in sterling silver. It was closed during the Second World War, during which time he conducted torpedo trials in Scotland. After the war, he returned to work in London, continuing to train apprentices and produce works in his studio at 20 Garrick Street , where he had trained seven apprentices in 1955.  working at Garrick Street until 1964. He then worked in a workshop in his home in Portincaple on the west coast of Scotland until 1980. Stone died in 1990.