Definition of silversmith in English:



  • A person who makes silver articles.

    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘In the nineteenth century, Joseph Mayer was one of Liverpool's most prominent citizens as well as a respected silversmith.’
    • ‘Hogarth started an apprenticeship as a silversmith in 1714, but never finished it.’
    • ‘The makers of the frames included many of England's most fashionable silversmiths, including Paul de Lamerie, Charles Kandler and Benjamin Pyne.’
    • ‘For most of my early life, I worked as a silversmith and lectured at Glasgow School of Art in silversmithing and jewellery.’
    • ‘Navajo silversmithing dates from 1853, when a Mexican silversmith arrived at Fort Defiance in what is now Arizona.’
    • ‘The work of over twenty silversmiths is being showcased, with more than forty different settings on view.’
    • ‘The exhibition - called Ripple - features the work of 16 artists from all over Britain, including painters, silversmiths, print makers, ceramicists and metal workers.’
    • ‘Engraving was delicate, and silversmiths often used stippling and bright cutting, which could make the piercing seem more airy.’
    • ‘Many of them were skilled artisans, such as silversmiths, masons, milliners, cobblers, singers and tailors.’
    • ‘The largest group were Huguenots, many of them silk weavers, silversmiths, and furniture makers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 refined finish of the scenes embossed and chased in the minutest detail shows off the skill of the silversmiths involved.’
    • ‘Artists invariably doubled as gold or silversmiths, bronze casters, stonecutters and carvers, carpenters, plasterers, and wood-carvers, as well as painters and sculptors.’
    • ‘Although little known today, during the first half of the twentieth century Henry George Murphy was one of the UK's most successful silversmiths.’
    • ‘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.’