Helen Cargill Thompson Silversmithing and Jewellery Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1694 HCT
  • Former Reference
      GB 1694 JAC tbc
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      Approximately 500 pieces, currently stored in:
      40x banker boxes, labelled 1 – 40
      1x silver tray in blue bag
      1x Ikea bag
      1x ‘Guala Closures Group’ box

Scope and Content

A diverse collection of mainly silver items including a wide selection of contemporary GSA undergraduate, graduate and staff works from about 1985 to present.
The collection includes items of contemporary, antique and period silver exhibiting a broad range of technical skills, design finesse and a selection of provincial historical Scottish silver makers marks and town marks on both functional and decorative objects.
Items included in the collection were acquired with the intention of being gifted to the Glasgow School of Art Archive as an educational resource.

Access Information

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Some material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to The Glasgow School of Art in 2020.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The majority of the pieces are made in silver.

Archivist's Note

Draft collection level description created by Susannah Waters, Archives & Collections Manager, December 2020.

Finding Aid Author/s: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.

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Conditions Governing Use

Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.
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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Additional Information



GB 1694 HCT

GB 1694