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AURUM Silver 'SOUTHWELL MINSTER ' GOBLET

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AURUM Silver 'SOUTHWELL MINSTER ' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'SOUTHWELL MINSTER ' GOBLET
  • AURUM Silver 'SOUTHWELL MINSTER ' GOBLET
London 1984

This was the 47th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Box, Booklet and Certificate

SOLD


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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 316 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF FIVE HUNDRED PRODUCED BY ORDER OF THE LORD BISHOP OF SOUTHWELL FOR THE CENTENARY OF THE DIOCESE

Certificate signed by Denis Southwell, Lord Bishop of Southwell

Edition of:                   500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Maker’s Mark:             HM

Weight:                       8 oz

Height:                       16.5 cm  Cost new: £396 - £785 pair - £2350 for 6

Since 1108 Southwell Mister has been the mother church of Nottinghamshire and a cathedral since 1884. The bowl of the goblet is decorated with the Leaves of Southwell; this sober Norman building contains the most luxuriant and finest Gothic foliage carving in England. Leaves of various plants and trees can be found there, and the main ones are the Oak, Hawthorn and Ivy found here. Amongst the foliage can be seen the face of the Green Man, who became part of the symbolic language of the Church in the Middle Ages, although his origin goes back to pagan times. The three golden lines around the foot of the goblet make a dual heraldic allusion. Undulating lines, ‘wavy fesses’, are indicative of water in heraldry. They are a principal feature of in both the shield of Nottinghamshire, referring to the River Trent, and in the shield of the Diocese, recalling the three ancient wells which gave Southwell its name.

 On the 19th April 1984 HRH The Queen made her first visit to the Minster and was presented with goblet number 1 by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

£450 RESERVED