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AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl

(Code: 3301)
£ 250.00
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AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl
  • AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl
  • AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl
London 1975

Original white box, certificate, leaflet, letter and photo

This was the 11th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER  31 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 900 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL TO COMMEMORATE THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE IN 1675

Edition of:                   900

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller – Stuart Devlin Workshop

Maker’s Mark:            JB

Weight:                       7oz

Diameter of Bowl:      11.5 cm   Cost new:  £94 - £186 pair - £370 x 4

Before starting the rebuilding of St Paul’s following the Great Fire, Christopher Wren stood on the empty site and called for a stone to mark the centre of the new building. A workman pulled a fragment of an old gravestone from the rubble and handed it to him: it was inscribed ‘Resurgem’ - ‘I shall rise again’. It had already been rebuilt three times and now for the fourth, like a phoenix from the ashes. Over the great south door of the completed cathedral stands the carved phoenix which he placed there, above the solitary word ‘Resurgem’.