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AURUM Silver 'EXETER CATHEDRAL' GOBLET

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AURUM Silver 'EXETER CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'EXETER CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'EXETER CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
London 1980

Original box and certificate

This was the 
29th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 PRODUCED BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER IN 1980 TO COMMEMORATE THE WORK OF BISHOPS BRONESCOMBE & QUINIL IN THE CREATION OF EXETER CATHEDRAL

Booklet certificate signed by Clifford T Chapman, Dean of Exeter

Edition of:                         500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:             HM

Weight:                       9.5 oz

Height:                       16.5 cm       Cost new:£557 - £1110 pair - £3320 x 6

At Exeter, AD 1280 marked the death of Walter Bronescombe and the accession of Peter Quinil. Bronescombe planned and began the new Exeter Cathedral but much work remained – it is to these two bishops that Exeter owes its Cathedral as it is today.

The curvature of the ribbed foot of the goblet is inspired by the moulded arches overhead in the longest Gothic vault in Christendom. These lofty arches rise from vaulting shafts, all carried by corbels which are enriched with naturalistic carvings. These have inspired the goblet’s stem.

Exeter’s well-loved Tumbler is balanced on the Cathedrals Coat of Arms. Next to him stands St Peter, to whom the cathedral is dedicated. On the other two sides are miniature sculptures of Moses and the Virgin and Child

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