As a medium metal, including silver, lends itself very well to the clean lines and abstract design features of modernism. And England has a long tradition of great silver production.
This condiment set by Christopher Lawrence for C J Vander is a classic for its time. The company C J Vander can trace its history back to 1856 and has traded under that name since 1886. They were forward looking and produced up to date designs during their history.
Christopher Lawrence (1936 -) was apprenticed to C J Vander in 1951 and produced designs for them. He is one of the leading English modernist designers in silver. An exhibition of his work was held at Goldsmiths Hall in 1973. This particular set is hallmarked for 1970.