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AURUM



Aurum was a marketing agency that specialised in marketing limited editions of commemorative Cathedral silver goblets as collector's items of contemporary design with historic interest. Set up by John Sutherland-Hawes they initially used some of the current designers although most were designed and made by Hector Miller. All heavy gauge, superbly crafted and with quality gilding, they were expensive when first produced.
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AURUM Silver 'Blackburn Cathedral' Goblet
London 1976
Designed and made by Hector Miller
Height:17cm
Diameter: 8cm

Limited edition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Blackburn Cathedral

This was the 16th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs


£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'Bowes-Lyon' Candle Holder

London 1983

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

Diameter: 9.5 cm
Height: 11 cm

Limited Edition of 250

This was the 42nd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

£ 195.00
AURUM Silver Candelabra
London 1981

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Height: 23cm

Made to commemorate Prince Charles and Diana's wedding in St Paul's Cathedral

Certificate

(Two available)

This was the 34th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs


£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Chichester Cathedral' Goblet
London 1976
Designed by Desmond Clen-Murphy
Made by Hector Miller
Height: 17cm

White box

Limited edition of 600 made by order of the Dean & Chapter to commemorate
the 9th Centenary of the foundation of Chichester Cathedral in 1975

This was the 12th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'Ely Cathedral' Goblet
London 1973

Designed by John Willmin

Maker's Mark: JMW
Made by Raymond Crisp
Height: 16.8 cm

A limited edition of 673 made by order of the Dean and Chapter of Ely to commemorate the thirteenth centenary of the foundation in 673 AD

Booklet certificate signed by M S Carey, Dean of Ely

The Isle of Ely was an island in a sea marsh until the seventeenth century. The long connection with the sea is reflected in the design of the goblet with the mermaid holding the three keys of Ely, the Cathedralís heraldic device. The octagonal stem with its wave-like texture is based on the great vault surmounted by a tower of oak.

This was the 4th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs. 


£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Epping Forest' Goblet
London 1978
Aurum
Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller
Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
Weight:397g

Made to mark the Centenary of the Corporation of London's role as conservators of the forest.

Ina promotional letter dated 24th May 1978 the Lord Mayor, AirCommodore The Honourable Sir Peter Vanneck wrote: ĎOne hundred years ago, thecity of London wan a long, hard and very important battle. It was foughtspecifically to save Epping Forest but its implications were much wider. TheEpping Forest Act of 1878 proved a turning point in the sad story of thedepredation of Englandís common lands and was a major early victory for theforces of conservationí.


White box + Certificate

These originally cost £246 each; £490 pair or £1464 for 6

This was the 20th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'Fitzwilliam Cup'
London 1975
Limited edition of 150
Height: 23 cm
Set with five cabochon topaz

Designed by Jocelyn Burton, made by Hector Miller and marketed by Aurum as a fund raiser for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 

Original white box
£ 750.00
AURUM Silver Gilt 'Congress of Europe' Standing Cup & Cover
London 1973

Height: 21 cm
Weight: 555 gms


The Congress of Europe Standing Cup & Cover commissioned as a facsimile of the 1973 European Movement Prize awarded to Jean Monnet
Limited Edition of 500

Around the stem is Monnet's famous dictum: "We are not unifying states - we are uniting people!"

Designed and Portraiture by Hector Miller - made by Hector in Stuart Devlin's's workshop
Calligraphy by Madelaine Dinkel ARCA MSIA FSDC

Certificate booklet signed by Lord Harlech, Chairman, British Council of the European Movement
Head's on cover: Churchill, De Gasperi, Macmillan, Monnet, Schuman, Spaak, Adenauer & Blum

This was the 3rd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

The edition was not sold out so those produced for the winners in 1974-6 were only offered to those who had purchased this first one





£ 450.00
AURUM Silver Gilt Jewelled Goblet
Designed and made by Hector Miller
London 1982
Height: 20 cm

Limited edition of 250 commissioned by Mulberry Hall, York
(Crystal and Porcelain retailer)

Produced by Aurum Designs

Hand cut Stuart Crystal and Pearl set silver gilt to commemorate the birth of Prince William

Original box, certificate and paperwork

(Cost new: £285)

This was the 40th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 275.00
AURUM Silver Gilt Jewelled Salt
London 1982

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Height: 6 cm
Set with a cultured pearl

Limited edition of 250 to commemorate the birth of Prince William of Wales.

Original price in 1982: £325 each or £640 pair

This was the 39th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs



£ 295.00
AURUM Silver 'Gloucester Cathedral' Goblet
London 1981

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

16.5 cm

Limited Edition of 681 made by order of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester to commemorate the Thirteenth Centenary of the Foundation in AD 681

This was the 32nd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Hereford Cathedral' Goblet
London 1976

Designed by John Sutherland - Hawes (Managing Director of Aurum Designs)
Made by Hector Miller

Height:16.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm

White box + booklet

Limited Edition of 676 made by order of The Lord Bishop of Hereford to commemorate the thirteenth centenary of the foundation of the diocese in 676 AD

This was the 14th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'Kings College Chapel' Goblet
London 1983

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Height: 16.5cm

Limited edition of 500

This was the 41st item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Certificate




£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'Lincoln Cathedral' Goblet
London 1980

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

Height: 16.5 cm
Diameter: 7.5 cm

Limited edition of 700 to commemorate the 7th Century of Lincoln Cathedral

This was the 30th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs


£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Peterborough Cathedral' Goblet
London 1988
Hector Miller
Designed by Hector Miller and Tim Minett
Height: 17cm

Brown Box 

Limited edition of 500 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of Peterborough Cathedral to commemorate the 750th anniversary in 1988 of the completion of Peterborough Cathedral

This was the 53rd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'St Paul's Cathedral' Bowl
London 1975
Designed by Jocelyn Burton
Made by Hector Miller in Stuart Devlin's workshop

Width: 17.5 cm

Limited edition of 900  - MADEBY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST PAULíS CATHEDRAL TO COMMEMORATE THE300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE IN 1675


This was the 10th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 250.00
AURUM Silver 'St Paul's Cathedral' Goblet
London 1975
Designed by Jocelyn Burton
Made by Hector Miller in Stuart Devlin's workshop
Height: 16cm
Diameter: 8cm


Limited edition of 600 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of St Paul's to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the cathedral in 1675

This was the 9th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'St Paul's Cathedral Royal Wedding' Goblet
London 1981

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller
 
Height: 17cm

Limited Edition of 1000 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of St Paul's to commemorate the wedding of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981

This was the 33rd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'St Thomas of Hereford' Coaster
London 1982

Designed by John Sutherland - Hawes (Director of Aurum Designs)
Made by Hector Miller

Diameter 13.5 cm

Limited edition of 400 to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of St Thomas of Hereford

This was the 38th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'Wells Cathedral' Goblet
London 1982

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

Height: 17cm
Diameter: 9.5cm

Limited edition to celebrate the 8th centenary of Wells Cathedral

This was the 35th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Westminster Abbey Jubilee' Cup

London 1977

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

Height: 18.5 cm

Original Box 

A limited Edition of 750 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster to commemorate the Silver Jubilee in 1977 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Original price: £234, £466 a pair, £1392 for 6

This was the 17th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'Westminster Abbey' Jubilee Dish
London 1977

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller

Diameter: 11Ĺcm

Limited edition of 750 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee

Original price new: £143, £284 pair, £850 for 6

This was the 18th item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs


£ 275.00
AURUM Silver 'Winchester Cathedral' Goblet
London 1979

Designed by Hector Miller & Tim Minett
Made by Hector Miller
Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm (top)

Made to commemorate the ninth centenary of Winchester Cathedral

Price new: £276 each , £550 pair or £1644 set of six

Brown box with booklet

This was the 23rd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'York Minster' Beaker
London 1972

Designed by Hector Miller
Made by Hector Miller in Stuart Devlin's workshop
Height: 16.5cm

Limited edition of 500

With brown box and leaflets

 Limited edition of 500 on the 500th Anniversary of completion of the Gothic Minster and completion of restoration works,

This was the first limited edition piece that Hector Miller produced for Aurum and was made in the workshops of Stuart Devlin where he was working at the time.

This was the 1st item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
£ 550.00
AURUM Silver 'York Minster' Bowl

London 1972

Designed by Hector Miller

Made by Hector Miller in Stuart Devlin's workshop
Diameter: 11.5 cm

Certificate

Limited edition of 1000 on the 500th Anniversary of completion of the Gothic Minster and completion of restoration works. This was the first that Hector Miller produced for Aurum and was made in the workshops of Stuart Devlin where he was working at the time.

This was the 2nd item of 55 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

£ 275.00