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AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Cup

(Code: 2421)
£ 495.00
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AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Cup
  • AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Cup
  • AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Cup
London 1977

Original Box + Certificate

This was the 18th 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 DEAN & CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER TO COMMEMORATE THE SILVER JUBILEE IN 1977 OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Booklet certificate signed by Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster

Edition of:                   750

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:             H M

Weight:                      13 oz

Height:                       18.5 cm     Cost new:        £234- £466 pair - £1392 x 6

The bowl of the cup surmounts a crowned, rampant lion, the royal and national symbol of England, whose origin lies in Richard the Lionheart’s choice of golden lions for his alms. The lion proffers St. Edward’s Crown, so named because, in origin, it was the Confessor’s own, preserved by the Abbey and is ow the Coronation Crown, The lion’s left paw is supported by a shield bearing a cross and five martlets: the arms of St. Edward, which are incorporated in those of the Abbey. The shape of the cup’s foot, with its twenty five gilt flutes, is reminiscent of the fab vaulting of the Henry VII chapel, the Abbey’s most wonderful architectural feature.

The Dean, Edward Carpenter, presented Goblet number 1 to Her Majesty the Queen on her visit to the Abbey on Maundy Thursday, her first public engagement following her return from overseas.