Peter Cameron began dealing in antique silver full-time in London in 1974. He specialises in silver articles of good quality with an interesting aspect, whether from their function, those for whom the pieces were made, or the silversmiths who made them.
An interest in the history of his mother’s family businesses, Harman and Lambert and London and Ryder of New Bond Street, London, served to spark an interest in silver from childhood. After reading history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, Peter began dealing from a small space in the window of Green and Stone, artists’ materials suppliers in the King’s Road, Chelsea, before moving to the Antiques Hypermarket in Kensington and later to the Bond Street Silver Galleries. He now has a small shop in the London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane where he meets clients by appointment.
His stock is principally of British and European origin but also occasionally American and Oriental. He has also a particular interest in base metal articles made in imitation of silver in eighteenth century London. A great part of Peter’s time is spent researching the history of silver and he has published articles for the Silver Society Journal, the Antique Metalware Society Journal and in various magazines.
Peter has served on the vetting committees of a number of antique fairs in London; for a period chairing the silver committee at the summer Olympia Fair, and he is currently a member of the Antique Plate Committee at the London Goldsmiths’ Company.