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About Arthur Price

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Arthur Price are a family company established over 120 years ago, being found in 1902 in Birmingham with traditional family values.

Just as Sheffield was home to knife and blade manufacturing in the UK, turn-of-the-century Birmingham was the home of spoon and fork making. The two trades used different materials and processes, and it wasn't until after WWII that the two elements came together.

In the later part of the 19th century, Arthur Price (1865-1936) spent 20 years working for flatware companies in the Birmingham area before setting up his own business. During this time, he mastered every skill required for the flatware trade and slowly accumulated second-hand machinery to start his own enterprise. He made his own tools and dies at home once he'd finished his 12-hour factory shifts. The Price family's front room became thier workshop.

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In 1912 they supplied cutlery that was used on the RMS Titanic and can still be ordered today.

In 1925 they were the first company to mass-produce Stainless Steel cutlery.

In 1936 the company passed to Arthur & Frederick Price, Arthur's sons following his death. The company changes hands again in 1949 with John Price taking over (Fredericks's son).

In 1977 the company was Granted Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

Simon Price, the current owner, joined the company in 1982 when they relocated to Litchfield.

In 1999 a Sterling Silver canteen of cutlery was presented to David & Victoria Beckham as a wedding gift by the company.

In 2010 they launched a cutlery range in association with lifestyle writer and designer Sophie Conran.

They also work with designer Clive Christian and High Street designer brand Monsoon. Click on the links to see their ranges.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been working in association with the company since 2000. When Laurence's cutlery range first launched it really was the first designer cutlery on the market. His popularity as an interior designer from his regular TV appearances on the massively popular 'Changing Rooms' made Laurence a great ambassador for raising the profile of design; particularly for making people think differently about the everyday items that are used in the home, such as cutlery.

Designing an exclusive range for their Arthur Price of England brand, Clive Christian has created the exceptionally lavish Empire Flame range. Clive Christian's partnership has been driven by a shared and uncompromising commitment to design excellence and absolute quality.