If there is one place where the silversmiths Grant Macdonald have become synonymous with ceremonies and events, it is the City of London and its intrinsically linked historic Livery Companies.
Sheriff’s Badge and Chain for Sir Peter Estlin 2016
These ancient Guilds have long played a role in education, training and protecting the standards of their crafts and are at the heart of promoting those thriving crafts - like silversmithing.
Rose Bowl for the Worshipful Company of Butchers 1985
Our work over the last half century has been the creation of beautiful and practical pieces of ceremonial and table silverware and specialising in the design of City Badges of Office.
Loving Cup for the Worshipful Company of Barbers
Our City commissioned pieces are modern in design and utilise both traditional making skills and the latest technology, blending all aspects of London’s rich craft heritage of silversmithing, engraving and enamelling. Through these pieces we have helped to keep some City traditions alive by being commissioned to make silver Rose Water Dishes and silver Loving Cups for City ceremonies.
The Queens Remembrancer Badge 2009
So, to celebrate the launch of our new website, we would like to share some of the highlights of a half-century of our pieces used in the Great Halls and worn on civic occasions In the City of London.
DNA Candelabra for the Scientific Instruments Company 2008