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AURUM Silver 'RIPON CATHEDRAL' GOBLET

(Code: Ripgob)
AURUM Silver 'RIPON CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'RIPON CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'RIPON CATHEDRAL' GOBLET
London 1985

Original Box, Certificate and Booklet 


This was the 51st item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs 

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 251 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE LORD BISHOP OF RIPON TO COMMEMORATE THE FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE IN 1836

Certificate signed by Daniel Ripon, Lord Bishop of Ripon

Edition of:                           500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:            HM

Weight:                       11 oz

Height:                        16.5 cm               Cost new:        £465 - £920 pair - £2750 six

 Five sculpted figures adorn the goblet: St Wilfred, the founder; St Peter, the patron saint; Charles Longley, the first Bishop of the new diocese and later Archbishop of York and Canterbury; King James I, the benefactor who restored the revenues taken by Henry VIII and Walter de Grey, the great builder. All figures were sculpted by Tim Minett from stone sculptures in the Cathedral except for Archbishop de Grey, taken from a 13th Century portrayal at York Minster.

The Queen was presented with number 1 by the Lord Bishop on her visit for the Maundy Service on 4th April 1985


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