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Jocelyn BURTON


Born in Wales in 1946. Schooled at St Clare's, Seaton, Devon then Lady Margaret House, Cambridge. She intended to read modern languages at Cambridge but instead trained as a silversmith under Jack Stapley in London at Sir John Cass College as she knew that she "needed to create things." Studied etching and mezzotint here as well with Radovan Kraguli. 1966 travelling scholarship to Yugoslavia and the following year she won the De Beers International Award for diamond jewellery while still at college but left in her third year as she was not allowed to undertake practical experience one day a week. In 1970 she set up her studio in London at 50c Red Lion Street and had a one-man show at the Archer Gallery in Dover Street. Often uses naturalistic shells in her designs for domestic silver and this work is based on her own designs - from preliminary sketches to finished colour drawings. These drawings are works of art and are prized for their own sake. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Silversmithing by Frances Loyen was published in 1970 and contained many illustrations of Jocelyn's work from this period. In 1975 she produced some designs for Aurum. In 1976 she was commissioned to produced a fountain for the Fishmonger's Company for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. In 1995 Jocelyn Burton won the United Kingdom Jeweler Award for best design in silver and in 1998 had an exhibition at Asprey and Garrard in Bond Street. She received the Prince Phillip Medal in 2003. Her work is in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 Downing Street, St Paul's Cathedral London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Personal statement: "The world truly is "my oyster" in the sense that I am fascinated by the beauty and complexity of nature. I pay great attention to detail, often incorporating precious and semi precious stones and finely chased figurative decoration but I strive overall for timelessness and boldness of concept and form." 

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AURUM Silver 'FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM CUP''

London 1975

Certificate - no box

This was the 12th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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 Marked to base:

---/150 Four hallmarks – Shield with arms of Richard Fitzwilliam, seventh ViscountFitzwilliam.The arms are lozengy, argent and gules. The motto beneath, Deo Juvante, is an abbreviated version of the full motto Deo adjuvante, nontimemdum.

Edition of:                   150

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Sponsor’s Mark:        JB

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                        23 cm                                      Cost new:        £388

Booklet certificate signed by Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Chairman the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

 Each cup is made from sixteen separately formed pieces of silver and set with five 8carat cabochon topaz

 1975 was a notable year in the history of the Fitzwilliam Museum The new extension was completed and the first exhibition held there was opened by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in July. The exhibition was Cambridge Plate spanning seven centuries including examples from their own collection and pieces on loan. This cup was included demonstrating that the arts of designing and making fine silver still flourishes.





£ 750.00
AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl
London 1975

No box or certificate

This was the 11th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 900 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF STPAUL’S CATHEDRAL TO COMMEMORATE THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THEFOUNDATION STONE IN 1675

Edition of:                   900

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller – Stuart Devlin Workshop

Maker’s Mark:            JB

Weight:                       7oz

Diameter of Bowl:      11.5 cm   Cost new:  £94 - £186 pair - £370 x 4

Before starting the rebuilding of St Paul’s following the Great Fire, Christopher Wren stood on the empty site and called for a stone to mark the centre of the new building. A workman pulled a fragment of an old gravestone from the rubble and handed it to him: it was inscribed ‘Resurgem’ - ‘I shall rise again’. It had already been rebuilt three times and now for the fourth, like a phoenix from the ashes. Over the great south door of the completed cathedral stands the carved phoenix which he placed there, above the solitary word ‘Resurgem’.

£ 250.00
AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1975

No box or certificate

This was the 10th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 600 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST PAUL’S TO COMMEMORATE THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CATHEDRAL IN 1675

Booklet certificate signed by Martin Sullivan, Dean of St Paul’s

Edition of:                   600

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                        Hector Miller –Stuart Devlin Workshop

Maker’s Mark:             JB

Weight:                       10.5 oz

Height:                        16 cm                                      Cost new:        £127


Before starting the rebuilding of St Paul’s following the Great Fire, Christopher Wren stood on the empty site and called for a stone to mark the centre of the new building. A workman pulled a fragment of an old gravestone from the rubble and handed it to him: it was inscribed ‘Resurgem’ - ‘I shall rise again’. It had already been rebuilt three times and now for the fourth, like a phoenix from the ashes. Over the great south door of the completed cathedral stands the carved phoenix which he placed there, above the solitary word ‘Resurgem’.

£ 395.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Beaker
London 1976
Height: 14cm
Weight: 12oz


£ 650.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Beaker
London 1971
Height: 14.5 cm

Satin finish set with three moonstones under Nautilus Shells


£ 750.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Box
London 1978

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 3.5 cm


£ 895.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Dish
London 1982
Diameter: 10 cm

Commissioned by London Merchant Securities Ltd
£ 195.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Goblet
London 1971
Height: 16.2 cm

In original box - retailed by:
Jean Renet, 1a Old Bond Street, London, W1 

£ 595.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Seahorse Goblets
London 1972
Height 19.7 cm

2 available

Cost £132 each in 1974



£ 395.00
JOCELYN BURTON Silver Snail Bowl
London 1972
Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Base set with Malachite

Original box

£ 895.00