Words cannot describe the extraordinary care and attention that has gone into each and every one of the items in this collection. Take the limited edition life size swan from Comyns for example. It has taken two highly skilled craftsmen around six months to sculpture, mould and chase to perfection, creating create a wonderfully lavish and extremely rare piece. But this is just the start. Other items in this collection include one of the most exquisite water pitchers you will ever cast eyes on and some truly amazing ornamental pieces from Royal Selangor that will be the envy of your friends and family.
Both Comyns and Royal Selangor are extremely highly regarded in the industry. With a hallmark that can be traced back to 1645, Comyns became known for its interpretative works, particularly those of Paul de-Lamerie, the most highly prized of all silversmiths. Today, many of these items are in the collections of the Great Houses of Britain as well as in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Royal Selangor, on the other hand, has one of the world’s largest factories producing over a thousand different tableware and gift items, from traditional tankards and elegant tea sets, to captivating photo frames and attractive desk accessories.
Each one of these beautiful silver animals has been painstakingly crafted by hand by some of the world’s most skilled craftsmen. From the gorgeous elephants to the wonderful peacock, the intricate detailing and attention to detail is truly remarkable.
Rarely do you see a collection of walking sticks so exquisite. From the luxurious ebony shafts through to the hand chased and sculptured handles, each item has been superbly crafted by one of the most highly regarded silversmiths in the world. A pleasure to use and just as pleasing to look at, these really are the best in class
A stirrup cup is a ‘parting cup’ given by the Scottish Highlanders to guests when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups. In colloquial Highland Scots, by a borrowing from the Gaelic, the host may well, in inviting his guest to stay briefly for that farewell drink, call it a "dochan doruis" ("drink of the door"), generally preceded by "wee" (small) and followed by "afore ye go". For all hunting enthusiasts, these are wonderful items that are steeped in tradition.
Our beautiful range of Comyns drinkware is as good as it gets. From the stunning sterling silver champagne flutes through to the wonderful collection of goblets, each piece has been shaped by hand to ensure the extraordinary high standard of quality that the silversmith is renowned for.
For more than three centuries, the Comyns name has been recognised as a specialist in decorative sterling silver tableware, and these pieces reflect the silversmith’s remarkable skill. From the lavish lobster and crab serving dishes, which are hand crafted with a wonderful attention to detail, through to the wonderful quirky yet highly collectible condiment sets, these are really unique pieces that really are a cut above the rest.
First established in the UK in 1645, Comyns is one of the oldest and most prestigious gold and silversmiths in the world. Comyns is renowned for bedroom and desk silver, the manufacture of dressing table pieces and more recently, renowned interpretative works, including those of Paul de-Lamarie, the most highly prized of all silversmiths. Many of its original pieces today command significant prices when auctioned at Christie's, Sotheby's or Phillips, and many of these masterpieces still grace the Great Houses of Great Britain.