One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who makes silver articles.
- ‘Many of them were skilled artisans, such as silversmiths, masons, milliners, cobblers, singers and tailors.’
- ‘The refined finish of the scenes embossed and chased in the minutest detail shows off the skill of the silversmiths involved.’
- ‘Foster trained as a silversmith and has an established reputation both as a designer and metalworker.’
- ‘By this time he employed 12 silversmiths as well as watch makers, jewellers and shop assistants.’
- ‘He discussed silversmiths and silver and gold beating… and the tools of these craftsmen, their technical vocabulary, what raw materials they used, and finally he returned to the salt cellar.’
- ‘For most of my early life, I worked as a silversmith and lectured at Glasgow School of Art in silversmithing and jewellery.’
- ‘Engraving was delicate, and silversmiths often used stippling and bright cutting, which could make the piercing seem more airy.’
- ‘Local men and women have recorded memories of their vanished working lives in the cutlery and silver trades and today's silversmiths and jewellers from the region are celebrated too.’
- ‘Navajo silversmithing dates from 1853, when a Mexican silversmith arrived at Fort Defiance in what is now Arizona.’
- ‘The exhibition - called Ripple - features the work of 16 artists from all over Britain, including painters, silversmiths, print makers, ceramicists and metal workers.’
- ‘Artists invariably doubled as gold or silversmiths, bronze casters, stonecutters and carvers, carpenters, plasterers, and wood-carvers, as well as painters and sculptors.’
- ‘Hogarth started an apprenticeship as a silversmith in 1714, but never finished it.’
- ‘Although little known today, during the first half of the twentieth century Henry George Murphy was one of the UK's most successful silversmiths.’
- ‘He trained as a silversmith at the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts, 1924-7, but after hearing a lecture by Le Corbusier he decided to turn to architecture.’
- ‘Newly listed occupations included railroad workers and cotton brokers, as well as skilled craftsmen such as silversmiths, watchmakers, stonecutters, brick masons, and a plumber.’
- ‘The makers of the frames included many of England's most fashionable silversmiths, including Paul de Lamerie, Charles Kandler and Benjamin Pyne.’
- ‘The largest group were Huguenots, many of them silk weavers, silversmiths, and furniture makers.’
- ‘In the nineteenth century, Joseph Mayer was one of Liverpool's most prominent citizens as well as a respected silversmith.’
- ‘There were certainly fine examples available at this time, and as early as 1680 the English silversmiths were producing rectangular canisters engraved with sophisticated designs.’
- ‘The work of over twenty silversmiths is being showcased, with more than forty different settings on view.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.