Silver Wine Goblet
This sterling silver contemporary wine goblet from the 'Appetite' collection by JA Campbell Silversmiths will grace any type of home from a classic 'olde worlde' to a more contemporary one. It is a joy to use, being a piece of handcrafted work of lasting value (in contrast to some of today's landfill production). It is a treasure to pass on to future generations and will make a great talking point at the dinner table. These can also be made from carat golds or platinum for those looking for a higher intrinsic value.
Price is for a single goblet.
I had been sceptical of mixing old with new until I saw an exhibition, many years ago, by silversmith Stuart Devlin where his contemporary range was displayed on antique furniture in a Bond Street retailer. I have since changed my opinion. Old and new can complement each other.
The method of production is an interesting one, with 2 main sterling silver components, the bowl and the base.
Today's silversmith buys readymade silver sheet from a bullion dealer. He then cuts the 2 silver discs for the components and proceeds to spin the bowl part of the goblet. This has to be done in several stages. First the completion of the bowl, the next component is the stem. The stem is again made by the spinning process and then soldered on to make the finished but unpolished and unhallmarked goblet. At this stage, it has a flat milky-coloured surface which is the pure silver at the surface of the metal. The copper present in the alloy having been removed in the pickling process which also removes fluxes etc. from the soldering process.
Next the maker's mark in punched into the surface, JAC in a triangle, the full initials of John Campbell. Then comes a visit to the London Assay office in Goldsmiths' Hall in London where the 2 components are tested. If the results are positive the remaining hallmarks are punched into the surface in a position of the silversmiths choosing. Upon returning to the silversmith's workshop, the small dents (caused by the punching of the hallmarks) are removed. The piece is finally polished using 4 grades of abrasive, terminating in jeweller quality rouge which imparts the final lustre. In the case of a drinking goblet, the inside of the bowl is gold-plated which eliminates any chance of a slight coppery taste being experienced which may happen without this gilding.
These silver goblets will enhance any table and the soft glow of candlelight on silver is something not to be missed. One present idea is to buy a boxed pair and have them engraved to mark the occasion, a wedding, or a special anniversary perhaps.
These silver contemporary 'Appetite' goblets can be passed from generation to generation and treasured by everyone who uses them and owing to their obvious value they are most unlikely to ever find their way to a landfill site.
In the unlikely event of accidental damage, JA Campbell provide a repair service. You can be assured that all our products are made up to a standard not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is completely satisfied.
Price is for a single goblet.
You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.
Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.
Suggested position:Around bowl or base
Recommended maximum characters: 240
For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.
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