Comyns, one of the oldest and most prestigious silversmiths, can trace its hallmark back to 1645. It began by specialising in decorative dressing tableware and later became renowned for its interpretative works, particularly of Paul de-Lamerie, whose pieces are most highly-prized.
This company was also responsible for producing many sterling silver collections for major retailers around the world. Today, many of these items are in the collections of the Great Houses of Britain as well as in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Comyns’ rich legacy includes an archive containing more than 35,000 historical moulds, tools, patterns and drawings. This heritage spanning three centuries and covering some of the most significant movements of decorative art that includes Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical, Nouveau - can be viewed today at the Comyns Archive in the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.
Its commitment to design and craftsmanship has seen Comyns develop a loyal following amongst discerning individuals and corporations, many of whom have also commissioned Comyns to produce bespoke designs.
In 1993, Royal Selangor, a Malaysian brand with its own heritage in pewter design and craftsmanship, acquired Comyns. Today, The UK, with its appreciation for English silver, remains as Comyns’ largest market.
While Comyns reaches out to today’s consumer with new designs and product categories such as personal accessories and contemporary home décor, one fact remains: Comyns’ works of today will become the cherished antiques of tomorrow.