Friday, March 18, 2011

More Silver Stunners

One of America's best known and lauded metalsmiths is John Prip. He was born in the US of Danish descent. His grandfather was also a silversmith at a factory he owned in Denmark, where as a young man John picked up his love for the craft. Above is the famous coffee set often mistakenly attributed solely to Gio Ponti, however we know Ponti did design the flatware that would have been used with what is called the "Diamond"collection. Its origins are most likely a result of two genius minds in collaboration to create this sterling silver service in 1958 for Reed & Barton.

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