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AURUM Silver 'HEREFORD CATHEDRAL' Goblet

(Code: 5107)
£ 450.00
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AURUM Silver 'HEREFORD CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'HEREFORD CATHEDRAL' Goblet
  • AURUM Silver 'HEREFORD CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1976

No box or certificate

This was the 
14th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A 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

Certificate signed by John Hereford, Lord Bishop of Hereford

 

Edition of:                   676

Designer:                     John Sutherland-Hawes

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Maker's Mark:    JSH

Weight:                       11oz

Height:                        16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £158

 

Hereford Cathedral nave is supported by large majestic columns and theses inspire the weight and shape of the stem of the goblet. The decoration of the stem is inspired by the vigorous twelfth century carving on their capitals which are the rarest of the Cathedralís works. The decoration at the top of the stem incorporates, at intervals, the five inverted chevrons of the Cathedralís ancient arms. The more dominant leopardís heads, canted and transfixed by fleur de lys, come from the arms of the Diocese and date from the thirteenth century.They are a legacy from Thomas de Cantilupe, Herefordís bishop and, later, its saint. Their fearless aspect was not inappropriate for a man who would defy his king in a just cause, or a See which could only live by courage.

 

Goblet Number 1 was presented to HM The Queen by the Bishop of Hereford on her visit to distribute Maundy Money on 15th April 1976