English silver has been held in high esteem for centuries. The strict quality of English silver has been carefully monitored by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Silversmiths since the 14th century when King Edward I decreed that gold and silver must be of a defined standard. Silver objects today, both antique and modern, are revered for their high shine and their decorative and functional aspects. Because of the rigorous standards of the British hallmarking system, all silver objects in the collection of Bentley & Skinner are dated precisely and, in many cases, provide a record of the craftsman who created the object.
Bentley & Skinner are pleased to stock a variety of silver objects, ranging from fine 18th century pieces to contemporary designs. Silver has been used for tableware and decorate objects for centuries, and Bentley & Skinner’s collection is extensive and varied.