A Chris Knight silver double drinking vessel dated 1995

I am delighted to have a collection of modern and contemporary silver for sale by several of Britain’s leading silversmiths.  See items A1317-A1324.  The link between these contemporary silversmiths and my more typical arts and crafts pieces is very close.  Both represent artistic workshop design and many of today’s leading silversmiths were trained at institutions whose origins and ethos date to the arts and crafts period.

This beaker is one of  Chris Knight’s earlier trademark designs from his silverwork of the later 20th century.  The strikingly avant garde design is of two conjoined drinking vessels so that you can use the piece both ways up.

Adrian Sassoon, who’s gallery now represents Knights has said of his work:

“Often working on the boundaries between art, craft and design, Chris Knight’s pieces range from domestic, ecclesiastical and sporting silverware to architectural metalwork and public art. Having spent over 35 years working with metals, Chris has vast experience of fine metalwork in Silver, Bronze, Aluminium and Steel, working on pieces from an intimate hand-scale to the monumental. The breath of this design and technical experience of working in metals informs both the work he makes within his own studio and that which he designs for production by manufacturers. Throughout his career Chris has embraced and generated opportunities to work creatively within a team. He has collaborated with silversmiths, product, interior and landscape designers, architects, artists, engineering companies, developers, town planners and city councils.

Chris Knight has work in the many public collections including: Aberdeen Art, Gallery & Museum, Aberdeen, Crafts Council, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Sheffield Galleries & Museums, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Price range: £2,850

Maker: Chris Knight

Designer: Chris knight

Date: 1995

Marks: C.K, Sheffield, “v”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: Each 7.25 cm base diameter, 16.0 cm high

Weight: 7.8 oz, 220 grams total

SKU: A1323 Category:

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Chris Knight


Sterling silver

Price range

£1,000 – 5,000