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AURUM Silver 'BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL' Goblet

(Code: 7761)
£ 395.00
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AURUM Silver 'BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1976

Booklet  - no box or certificate with this one

This was the
16th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 750 MADE BY ORDER OF THE PROVOST AND CHAPTER OF BLACKBURN TO COMMEMORATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CATHEDRAL IN 1976 AND ITS CONSECRATION IN 1977

 Booklet certificate signed by Lawrence Jackson, Provost of Blackburn

Edition of:                                 750

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:            HM

Weight:                       8.5oz

Height:                       16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £162

The goblets stem is formed of a Madonna Lily, which for centuries has symbolised the Virgin Mary, the only lily of true pure whiteness. The three open blooms are overlaid with rhodium: one of the whitest metals known, akin to platinum but more precious. Surrounding the base of the stem are three Lancastrian roses; the geographical boundaries of the diocese and Lancashire are practically the same.