This exhibition of work celebrates five decades of the finest craftsmanship and explores the extraordinary creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of this London silversmith. From the first silver spoon Grant made aged fourteen to the latest collaboration with the charity Tusk, the show takes visitors from humble beginnings in Palmers Green to the distinctive work of the 1970’s to the Dresden Orb and Cross and to Palaces and Royal collections across the world.
The exhibition also showcases the company’s work for the city of London and is a rare chance to see such a large collection of ceremonial regalia. On exhibit are Sheriffs’ Badges and chains of office, Livery Masters Badges and brooches, Loving cups, lecterns, candelabra and more. With pieces on loan from personal collections, Livery company collections, the Queen of Denmark and 10 Downing Street, it is the largest collection of work by Grant Macdonald to ever be on display at a single venue.