The Pearson Silver Collection is devoted to Post War British Silver – i.e. vintage silver from 1945, together with contemporary pieces. Therefore it represents the story of British silversmithing from the end of World War II to the present day.

The Collection has its origins in the mid-1980s. Although the Pearsons started collecting British silver in the early 1970s, their initial interest was in domestic items and collectables such as snuff boxes, caddy spoons and the like. Their preference was for the antique. However, in 1985 they began to develop an interest in 20th century British silver. When they fully appreciated the scope of the field, they decided to concentrate their interest to Post War silver from 1945 to the present day. In the 1990s they disposed of some of their other collections to help finance the acquisition of pieces for what is now the Pearson Silver Collection. Today, the Collection is widely regarded as the largest of its kind in private hands. Currently it is kept in four geographic locations.

Last year it was decided to make the Collection accessible to a wider audience by launching a website entirely devoted to it. Currently this has been attracting over 15,000 hits a month. In addition to Showreel Highlights of each decade from the 1940s, and Showreel Highlights of the work of Gerald Benney, Stuart Devlin and Christopher Lawrence, the work of each silversmith represented in the Collection also features in the Gallery. The objective of the website is to bring Post War British designer silver, including contemporary pieces, to a wider audience.
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