Silver

A fabulous Michael Allen Bolton spoon

Michael Allen Bolton was an informally trained professional silversmith who was inspired by ancient and medieval silver and the arts and crafts movement.  It is said he used a sledge hammer and anvil to achieve his distinctive hand hammered patina. He spoke of his silver work as an extension of himself and without doubt he put his heart and soul into each piece.

As I have written previously, I have adopted Bolton as a legitimate, if later, member of the arts and crafts movement and just love his work. This spoon speaks volume for his skill and style.

This good sized spoon has a silver bowl enhanced with a gold central circle design, on a twisted wire handle.  The finial is set with a large garnet. Typical of Bolton’s work, it is an exceptional gauge of silver.  This spoon is very similar to one I have had previously in the Collection stock number A660.

Price: £775

Maker: Michael Bolton

Designer: Michael Bolton

Date: 1993

Marks: MAB, London, t

Material: Sterling silver, gold (prob 18 carat)  garnet

Condition: Excellent

Size: 16.5 cm long

Weight: 101 grams, 3.6 0z

SKU: A1396 Category:

Description

See “Designer British Silver” by John Andrew and Derek Styles for more information on Michael Bolton.

Additional information

Material

Sterling silver

Price range

<£1,000

Period

Modern

Maker

Michael Bolton