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Norman Bassant Silver Rose Bowl

(Code: 217)
Norman Bassant Silver Rose BowlDesigned and made by NORMAN BASSANT
R E Stone hallmark
London 1950
Diameter 24.5 cm
Height 19 cm

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This is illustrated in an article on Norman Bassant in 'Goldsmiths' Review' 1998/9Norman Bassant (born 1932) was apprenticed to R E Stone in 1947 and this bowl was made as his Masterpiece in 1950, won an Arts Council award and was puchased by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. They subsequently sold it as a presentation piece which still bears the inscrption:'Presented to Lord Riverdale by his colleagues as a token of friendshipand gratitude for his services on the Board of The Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co Ltd January 1952'Seven board member facsimile signatures engraved around rimI spoke to Norman about this and he made it in Stone's workshop on Saturday mornings and during day release at the Central School of Arts and Crafts.Illustrated in my book Designer British SilverNow in The Keatley Trust