6 x 7 cm
This one for Northern Ireland from a series of UK National emblems - possibly made for the exhibition 'Britain Can Make It'
Marks are readable but worn
Made for 'The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Architectural Association'Illustrated in my book Designer British Silver from an earlier design he did for The Festival of Britain in 1951 - Now in The Pearson Collection
Designed by Leslie Durbin and bears his hallmark+ The Millennium Mark
Length: 18.5 cm
One of the last things he designed - a commission from The Clothworkers' Company to commemorate the Millennium.Manufactured by Marlow Brothers, London - There is an example in the Victoria & Albert museum: Reference M.5-2001
This was a design that Durbin entered as a Souvenir to be sold at the Festival of Britain in 1951 but was not accepted. This is probably the only one he made as a prototype. 15 years later he used the model as a seal. Now in the Pearson Collection.
Total Weight: 83oz
This Rosebowl was a special commission following an exhibition of Durbin's work in Cambridge. A stunning example of Durbin's skills as a designer and craftsman.Illustrated in my book Designer British Silver - Now in The Pearson Silver Collection