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AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet

(Code: 1760)
£ 450.00
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AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1989

Box, certificate and leaflet

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

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CANTERBURY TO COMMEMORATE THE 900TH ANNIVERSARY IN 1989 OF ARCHBISHOP LANFRANC

Certificate signed by John A Simpson, Dean of Canterbury

Edition of:                                500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:            HM

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                       16.5 cm

When Lanfranc came to Canterbury the Cathedral and Monastery were in ruins. He was nearly 70 when he became Archbishop and he had 19 very fruitful years. When he died in 1089 he had completely rebuilt the Cathedral and Monastery and won back purloined land and incomes. He appears in miniature on the goblet in alternating frames based on two stained glass windows from the Cathedral’s Trinity Chapel. He is in the company of St Augustine, the founder; St Thomas Becket, martyred in the Cathedral; the Black Prince who is buried there and William the Conqueror who Lanfranc served loyally. The sixth figure has no name– a  medieval pilgrim, representative of the myriad pilgrims who made their way to Canterbury and the shrine of St Thomas.

Goblet number 1 was presented to HRH The Queen by the Chapter of Canterbury