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AURUM Silver 'BOWES-LYON' Candle Holder
London 1983

No box or certificate

This was the 46th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Edition:                       250

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       5oz

Height:                       11 cm  

Diameter:                   9.5 cm

Turned wood base

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AURUM Silver 'EPPING FOREST' Flagon
London 1978

This was the  22nd item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Edition of:                                100

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       42 oz

Height:

In a promotional letter dated 24th May 1978 the Lord Mayor, Air Commodore The Honourable Sir Peter Vanneck wrote: ĎOne hundred years ago, the city of London won a long, hard and very important battle. It was fought specifically to save Epping Forest but its implications were much wider. The Epping Forest Act of 1878 proved a turning point in the sad story of the depredation of Englandís common lands and was a major early victory for the forces of conservationí.


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AURUM Silver 'FOX HEAD' Stirrup Cup
London 1980

This was the 
34th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Designer:                     Tim Minett

Maker:     

SponsorísMark:          Am

Weight:                       3.3oz

Height:                        6.5 cm

I asked John Sutherland-Hawes about this one and he replied: "Until you mentioned it Iíd completely forgotten about the Stirrup Cup. I think it was one of a small number of items that we offered one ChristmasĒ. 

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AURUM Silver Gilt 'CONGRESS of EUROPE' 1973 Standing Cup & Cover

London 1973

This was the 3rd item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

This one in original white box with certificate and letters


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Engraved to base:

THE CONGRESS OF EUROPE STANDING CUP AND COVER 1973 NUMBER 43 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 FACSIMILES OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN MOVEMENT PRIZE PRESENTED TO MONSIEUR JEAN MONNET PRODUCED WITH THE AUTHORITY OF THE EUROPEAN MOVEMENT

Certificate signed by Harlech, Chairman, British Council of the European Movement

Edition of:                   500    (not nearly achieved)

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller - Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:            Am

Weight:                       18oz

Height:                        21 cm

Portraiture by Hector Miller M. Des. RCA - Calligraphy by Madelaine Dinkel ARCA MSIA FSDC

The Congress of European Movement Standing Cup and Cover reproduces the first gold European Movement Prize, which was presented to Monsieur Jean Monnet at the Congress held in London in 1973, the year of the United Kingdomís entry into the European Economic Community. The prize is to be given each year to an individual for outstanding service to Europe.

Heads around cover: 

MACMILLAN - MONNET - SCHUMAN - SPAAK - ADENAUER - BLUM - CHURCHILL - DE GASPERI

Each cup is an identical copy of the first one produced, except each prize-winner chooses a quotation from his own speeches or writings which is applied, in his own language, in fine calligraphy around the base.

Jean Monnet chose: 'Nous ne coalisons pas des etats -nous unissons des hommes' (We are not unifying states - we are unifying people)

This edition was not sold out so those produced for the winners in 1974,1975 and 1976 were only offered to those who had purchased this first one. (Originally commissioned by the British Council of the European Movement for 6 years but not produced in 1977/8)

(I understand that only about 100 of the first one were sold - the least successful of the Aurum productions)

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AURUM Silver Gilt 'CONGRESS of EUROPE' 1976 Standing Cup & Cover

London 1978

This was the 14th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

FACSIMILE OF THE FOURTH EUROPEAN MOVEMENT PRIZE PRESENTED TO SIGNOR ALTIERO SPINELLI in 1976

Edition:                         ?1 (See note below)

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller - Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:            Am

Weight:                       18 oz

Height:                        21 cm

Portraiture by Hector Miller M. Des. RCA - Calligraphy by Madelaine Dinkel ARCA MSIA FSDC

Heads around cover: 

MACMILLAN - MONNET - SCHUMAN - SPAAK - ADENAUER - BLUM - CHURCHILL - DE GASPERI

Each cup is an identical copy of the first one produced, except each prize-winner chooses a quotation from his own speeches or writings which is applied, in his own language, in fine calligraphy around the base.

Spinelli chose: 'L'Europa non cada dal'cielo' (You won't find Europe growing on trees)

When I contacted John Sutherland-Hawes about the complete sets Aurum Designs produced this one was not listed. 

With this goblet is a letter dated October 1978 from him stating: ' ....... was especially produced to your order ....'

I assume that this last cup was not advertised but only produced for previous purchasers of the first three if they enquired. There is also correspondence doubting any production of the last two in this series - 1977 & 1978.





AURUM Silver 'HERALDS' ' Tazza
London 1984

This was the 50th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificatesigned by Colin Cole, Garter Principal King of Arms

Edition of:                   250

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       15oz

Height:                         15.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £


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AURUM Silver 'JEWELLED POMANDER'
London 1980

This was the 33rd item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Edition:                       100

Designer:                    Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

MakerísMark:             HM

Weight:                       5 oz

Diameter:                    7cm
     

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AURUM Silver 'Lifeboat' Bowl
London 1974

This was the 9th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 750 MADE BY ORDER OF THE ROYAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION TO COMMEMORATE THEIR ONE HUNDRED & FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1974

The scene depicts the rescue of the crew of the ĎSt Georgeí off Douglas, Isle of Man, on 20 November 1830 by volunteers led by Sir William Hillary, founder of the Institution

Booklet certificate signed by Captain Nigel Dixon RN Director of RNLI

                                                                                       

Edition of:                   750

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Ian Ribbons

Maker:                         Hector Miller - Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       10 oz

Diameter:                    19.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £118

Central silver gilt boss, carved by Ian Ribbons depicts: Hillaryís boat, launched from the bay behind the old lighthouse on the pier, is approaching between St.Maryís Rock and the wreck which, bows down, is heeling over to starboard. Her foremast lies entangled across the starboard side. A shipís boat, lowered from the starboard davits, has been crushed: a sailor is climbing back to the steamerís poop. The reefed main sail has torn loose against the shrouds; the starboard paddle-case is awash; the crew shelter by the stern weather rail while heavy seas break over the wreck. Hillary is assisting coxswain Vondy at the stern steering oar; behind a crewman is paying out a stern anchor line; two others are fending off with oars from ridges of rocks to the right; in the bows a man is hailing the ĎSt. Georgeí




AURUM Silver OLYMPIC SPOONS
London 1976

This was the  16th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Made to Commemorate the 21st Olympiad of the Modern Era - 776 BC - 1976 AD

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Certificate: OLYMPIC SPOONS SET NUMBER --- OF SIX SPOONS THIS CERTIFIES THAT THE ABOVE ARE [PART OF THE SOLE LIMITED EDITION OF 776 SPOONS IN EACH OF THE SIX DIFFERENT SCULPTURED SUBJECTS MADE ON THE OCCASION OF THE GAMES OF THE xxi OLYMPIAD IN MONTREAL 1976

Signed by G M Sparkes General Secretary of The British Olympic Association

Edition of:                   776

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             Am

Weight:                       5.5oz

Length:                        16 cm                                      Cost new:        £184

Finials represent Running - Discus - Javelin - Long Jump - Wrestling - Boxing

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AURUM Silver PAPERWEIGHT
London 1973

This was the  4th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to top:

He most improves who studies with delight

Edition of:                              1 - (maybe 2?)

Designer:                     ?HM

Maker:                         ?HM - Stuart Devlin Workshop

Sponsorís Mark:          Am

Weight:                       139.5 gms

Height:                        2.1 cm

Diameter:                    4.4 cm

Calligraphy by Madelaine Dinkel ARCA MSIA FSDC 


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John Sutherland-Hawes told me: 'The paperweight: although it bears the Aurum hallmark, it was not an Aurum product and should not be included in your list. I had made for my son to give to the headmaster of his primary school when he left. (It's possible there was a second one for my son's housemaster at his next school - but I don't remember.) The inscription came from "The Universal Penman" by George Bickham. In full it reads "He most improves who studies with delight / and learns sound morals as he learns to write". Yes, Madeleine Dinkel was the calligrapher, but I've no recollection who made it'

(I have included it in this listing as it bears the Am mark for completeness and another example may turn up)



AURUM Silver 'QUEEN MOTHER' Coaster
London 1980

This was the 31st item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificate signed by John Sutherland-Hawes

Made to Commemorate the Queen Mother's 80th Birthday

Edition of:                   250

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Weight:                       7oz

Diameter:                    15 cm    Cost new: £334   - Coaster and Decanter: £657

The rose, our national symbol and a flower very dear to the Queen Mother, is the principal inspiration for the design by Hector Miller. The variety chosen is the Sweet Brier, or Eglantine, one of the most treasured of the native plants of our English countryside and beloved of generations of poets. Her Majesty's personal Coat of Arms, which combines the royal Arms with those of her family, Bowes Lyon, is depicted with her express approval.



AURUM Silver 'QUEEN MOTHER' Decanter
London 1980

This was the 
30th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificate signed by John Sutherland-Hawes

Made to Commemorate the Queen Mother's 80th Birthday

Edition of:                   250

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       7oz

Height:                         30 cm   Cost New: £325   -  Decanter and Coaster:   £657

The rose, our national symbol and a flower very dear to the Queen Mother, is the principal inspiration for the design by Hector Miller. The variety chosen is the Sweet Brier, or Eglantine, one of the most treasured of the native plants of our English countryside and beloved of generations of poets. Her Majesty's personal Coat of Arms, which combines the royal Arms with those of her family, Bowes Lyon, is depicted with her express approval.

AURUM Silver 'QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE' Candelabrum
London 1977

This was the 20th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs


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Engraved to base: 112/250

Certificate signed by Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster

Edition of:                               250 

Maker:                         Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Makerís Mark:            Am

Weight:                       23 oz

Height:                        28.5 cm    Cost New: £435   -   £860 pair

The four candleholders surmount a crowned, rampant lion, the royal and national symbol of England, whose origin lies in Richard the Lionheartís choice of golden lions for his alms. The lion proffers St. Edwardís Crown, so named because, in origin, it was the Confessorís own, preserved by the Abbey and is now the Coronation Crown, The lionís left paw is supported by a shield bearing a cross and five martlets: the arms of St. Edward, which are incorporated in those of the Abbey. The shape of the foot, with its twenty five gilt flutes, is reminiscent of the fab vaulting of the Henry VII chapel, the Abbeyís most wonderful architectural feature.

With the Jubilee Hallmark


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AURUM Silver 'ROYAL' Centrepiece
London 1986

This was the 52nd item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

211/250

Edition of:                                250

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       17oz

Height:                       19.5 cm                             Cost new:        £685 - £1360 pair

 

The Centrepiece to commemorate Her Majestyís sixtieth birthday has the Lion of England, our royal and national symbol, as its focal point, holding a simple íEí for Elizabeth, surmounted by a crown. Below the Lion are the two dates 1926 and 1986. The six-light candleholder is embellished with the traditional Union Wreath of Rose, Shamrock and Thistle.

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AURUM Silver 'ROYAL SCENT BOWL'
London 1988


This was the 56th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

TO COMMEMORATE THE RUBY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON 2OTH NOVEMBER 1987 OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Certificate signed by John Sutherland-Hawes, Director of Aurum Designs Limited, London

Edition of:                               150

Designer:                    Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:           HM

Weight:                       6oz

Height:                       11cm                                      Cost new:        £435 - £865 pair

 The cover is formed of blooms of the English Sweet Briar Rose, together with their attendance hips and foliage.

 Letter from John Sutherland-Hawes: ĎIt is our only limited edition in 1987. The reason for this and for the very small number in the edition is the heavy existing commitments which our workshop has. We are usually successful in keeping a balance between our work on limited editions and our work on private commissions but this year we tried in vain because of two large export orders which we accepted for large tableware services. They are still keeping us very busy but opportunities to design for events which are personal to HM The Queen are rare and not to be refused.í

This was only offered to regular customers on a first come basis

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AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1975

Original box and certificate


This was the 10th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 587 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 600 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST PAULíS TO COMMEMORATE THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CATHEDRAL IN 1675

Booklet certificate signed by Martin Sullivan, Dean of St Paulís

Edition of:                   600

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                        Hector Miller ĖStuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:             JB

Weight:                       10.5 oz

Height:                        16 cm                                      Cost new:        £127


Before starting the rebuilding of St Paulís 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 ĎResurgemí - ĎI shall rise againí. 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 ĎResurgemí.

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AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL ROYAL WEDDING' Goblet
London 1981

This was the 36th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

This one in original brown box with certificate, booklet, letters + letters and paperwork



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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 66 A LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST PAULíS TO COMMEMORATE THE WEDDING OF H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE LADY DIANA SPENCER ON 29 JULY 1981

Booklet certificate signed by Alan Webster, Dean of St. Paulís

Edition of:                   1000

Designer:                    Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       11 oz

Height:                         16.7 cm      Cost new:   £388 - £770 pair - £2300 x 6

 The bowl of the goblet is held by heraldic beasts, each holding its appropriate coat of arms, are those associated with the three principals in the event.

For the Prince, the Dragon, his insignia as Prince of Wales: the Celtic badge of chieftanship, first used in English royal heraldry by the Tudors.

For the Lady Diana, the Griffin, crest of the Spencers: in legend a guardian of treasure with the appearance of the eagle and lion combined.

For St Paulís, the Phoenix, its emblem chosen by Wren. The cathedral he built replaced old St Paulís, destroyed in the Great Fire of London, as fire had destroyed its two predecessors. Each time, like a phoenix from its ashes, it rose again.

The first goblet in this edition was given by the Cathedral as a wedding gift to The Prince & Princess of Wales after the marriage ceremony there.


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AURUM Silver 'WELLS CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1982

This  was the 38th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

This one in original brown box with certificate and leaflet

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 233 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 800 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE EIGHTH CENTENARY OF WELLS CATHEDRAL IN 1982

Booklet certificate signed by Patrick Mitchell, Dean of Wells

Edition of:                   800

Designer:                    Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       12.5oz

Height:                        17 cm

Sixteen figures, finely sculpted in miniature, are portrayed in the goblet.They were inspired by the medieval sculptures of the West Front, 297 which survive.

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AURUM Silver 'WINCHESTER COLLEGE' Coaster
London 1982

This was the 40th item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Edition of:                        600

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Height:                         

Weight of silver:          9 oz

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