David Mellor’s English cutlery is a deceptively simple design of great sophistication and subtlety. The gently flowing lines are typical of Mellor, whose expertise in metal derived from his early training as a silversmith. Originally commissioned in 1992 for the British Prime Minister’s ceremonial dining at 10 Downing Street, this virtuoso design draws on Mellor’s appreciation of the qualities of early Georgian silver to arrive at cutlery with a beautiful modernity. Perfectly balanced in the hand with flowing curves and generous handles, English is the epitome of understated elegance. This superb design is available in satin finished stainless steel, silver plate and sterling silver. English is expertly made in our own workshops at Hathersage and employs a high degree of hand craftsmanship to achieve its perfectionist finish.