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ANTHONY ELSON Silver 'BRISTOL' Claret Jug

(Code: 7104)
£ 795.00
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ANTHONY ELSON Silver 'BRISTOL' Claret Jug
  • ANTHONY ELSON Silver 'BRISTOL' Claret Jug
  • ANTHONY ELSON Silver 'BRISTOL' Claret Jug
  • ANTHONY ELSON Silver 'BRISTOL' Claret Jug
London 1973

Limited Edition to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the City of Bristol with Bristol Assay Office Mark (Royal Brierley Crystal)

Produced in a limited edition of 100 suites of a Pair of Claret Jugs, Pair of Coasters and 8 Goblets.

The Plantagenet Crown links each piece- Finial on Jug, as a Calyx below the bowls on the Goblets and piercing round the Coasters.

Anthony Law told me: 'I worked for Anthony Elson from 1970 to 1973 as a chaser, carver and engraver and was responsible for the decorative/historical aspect of the Bristol 600 claret suite and for some of the design work. I made the electroforming patterns for the claret jug lids and handles and for the central discs in the coasters. If I remember correctly I also made the casting pattern for the goblet stems. Whereas I kept to the generally Mediaeval theme of the design the man in the boat on the claret jug lid is a self portrait (as I was then)