Knife and forkMaker:
, 1930 - 2008
Material and Medium: Silver, Stainless steel
Dimensions: Overall (Knife): 40 × 230mm (1 9/16 × 9 1/16in.)
Overall (Fork): 26 × 190mm (1 × 7 1/2in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1998.75.2
This knife and fork by Brian Asquith are part of the Millennium Canteen, commissioned by Sheffield City Council from the Association of British Designer Silversmiths. It was produced in 1997 and aimed to highlight the city's long association with cutlery and to promote excellence in design and production.
The silver fork is hand forged and the knife has hollow silver handles and a Stainless steel blade. Asquith was born in Sheffield and trained at the College of Art. He won a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art in London, returning to Sheffield in 1953. He set up a workshop with designer David Mellor before establishing his own studio at Youlgreave in 1963. He also designed the water fountains and other fixtures in the Peace Gardens in Sheffield city centre.
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