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CRYSTAL

The world's most glamorous crystal

Crystal

Barware Bottle Stands Bowls Centrepieces

Champagne Glasses Cocktail & Martini Glasses Comports Cream Jugs & Sugar Bowls

Honey Jars Ice & Champagne Buckets Jugs & Pitchers Plates, Dishes and Salts

Scent Bottles Tumblers Vases Wine Glasses

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クリスタル

“世界で最もグラマラスなクリスタル”

18世紀後半から19世紀前半のジョージ王朝時代にイギリスで花開いた、優美なクリスタルウェアの文化。ウィリアム ヨーワード クリスタルは、エレガンスを極めた当時の貴重なデザインにインスピレーションの源を求めながら、同時に、きわめて現代的なスタイルとすぐれた機能性を備えた魅力的なクリスタルウェアブランドとして、世界中の多くの方に愛されています。

ウィリアム ヨーワード クリスタルは、欧米で絶大な人気を誇るひとりの英国人インテリアデザイナーと、創業から100年を超えるイギリスを代表する老舗テーブルウェアメーカーの手により、1995年、ロンドンに誕生しました。どのコレクションにも彼らが抱く、「貴重な文化や伝統技術を後世に継承していきたい」という使命、そして 「クリスタル製品は、それ自体が見た目に美しく、かつ機能的でなければならない」という強い信念が反映されています。

全ての製品は、ハンドメイドです。カット、研磨、美しい彫り装飾といった複雑なディテールをもつクリスタル製品を完成させるには、今も非常に高度な職人技術と長い時間を要します。特筆すべきは、長い歴史の中ですでに失われていたジョージ王朝時代の製法や技法、道具までをも現代に蘇らせ、当時のクリスタル作品に見られるような美しくあたたかみのある雰囲気を見事に再現させていること。繊細なカッティングやエレガントな彫り模様、レモンスクイーズ型の台座など、その洗練と精緻を極めたディテールには、目を見張らせるものがあります。

1995年の発表以降、数々の賞を受賞してきたウィリアム ヨーワード クリスタル。そのデザインの美しさやオリジナリティ、そして実用品としての完成度の高さから、いつしか“世界で最もグラマラスなクリスタル”として知られるようになり、今では世界の名だたる百貨店で取り扱われています。

2008年には、HRHプリンス オブ ウェールズ (チャールズ皇太子)の公式クリスタルサプライヤーとして認定。以降、英国王室御用達ブランドとして、栄誉あるロイヤルワラントを保有しています。

BONE CHINA

(現在、日本でのお取り扱いはございません)

Bone China 

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Bone China   *We don't sell now in Japan.

2002 saw the introduction of the William Yeoward Fine English Bone China collection. The beautiful patterns and vibrant use of colours caused a sensation when shown to the press and design world. Inspired by marvellous dinner services dating from the early 19th century, each design is dramatically coloured with generous amounts of burnished gold. All are manufactured in the traditional manner, using the unique skills of English Bone China craftsmen.

This collection contains all the William Yeoward hallmarks of quality, style and integrity. Together with the well established William Yeoward Crystal, this Fine Bone China offers originality and individuality rarely found in tabletop products today.  

SILVER

(現在、日本でのお取り扱いはございません)

Anglesey  Brancaster Hidcote Linlithgow Painswick Elvedon


Silver   *We don't sell now in Japan.

ENGLISH STERLING SILVER and SILVER PLATE FLATWARE

William Yeoward Sterling Silverware and Silver Plate is made in Sheffield, England, the home of English cutlery for more than 500 years. Designed in the traditional English Taste and made to the highest standards of quality, these patterns have been named after 6 of the most beautiful Country Houses of England, to reflect the historical importance and long tradition of English Silvermaking. Our newly introduced Silver Plate is of the highest quality being 35 micron silver - known as 35 year Silver Plate, the best quality available.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HALLMARKING

Since the end of the 12th Century, the craft of silversmithing in England has been rigorously controlled by Acts of Parliament to protect the quality of the silver. It was in the year 1300 that Hall Marking was instituted by Statute during the reign of King Edward I and it has continued with unbroken authority since that time. It is for this reason that English Hallmarked Sterling Silver is so respected by collectors throughout the world.

Hall Marking was one of the earliest forms of consumer protection and even today guarantees that a piece of Sterling Silver conforms to the minimum standards of purity, that is 925 parts of pure silver per 1000.

In the United Kingdom there are 4 testing offices known as Assay Offices, which were established by Royal Charter or Act of Parliament and these are situated in Sheffield, Birmingham, London and Edinburgh.

Before it can be given the Hall Mark, every individual piece of William Yeoward Sterling is taken to the Sheffield Assay Office where a small sample is taken and assayed for purity; only after this can the piece receive the Hall Mark which is pressed into the silver with a steel die.

THE HALL MARK CONSISTS OF 4 ELEMENTS:

1. The Sponsor’s Mark, usually the initials of the maker, in this case WY for William Yeoward.

2. The International Quality Mark. This is seen as the number 925, signifying that the silver has been found to be 92.5% pure.

3. The Assay Office Mark. Each Assay Office has its own mark, the symbol for Sheffield being a Rose.

4. The British Quality Mark. This is seen as a Lion Passant. This mark signifies that the silver has been found to be 92.5% pure.

 

Sterling Silver   *We don't sell now in Japan.

We are also pleased to offer on request William Yeoward Sterling Silverware, made in Sheffield, England, the home of English cutlery for more than 500 years. Designed in the traditional English Taste and made to the highest standards of quality, these patterns have been named after 6 of the most beautiful Country Houses of England, to reflect the historical importance and long tradition of English Silver making. The patterns available are Painswick, Linlithgow, Hidcote, Anglesey, Elvedon and Brancaster.

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