Double skinned and Oxidized'
A quiet, calmingly still, tactile silver bowl.
Darkly oxidised and by intention, never to be cleaned with metal polish! Designed to be used and enjoyed. 'This bowl was exhibited at the Launch of British Silver Week at Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2nd June 2009
Weight: 1.270 Kg
Small: Diameter: 172mm Weight:600gms Silver on Copper or Britannia Silver POA
Keith Tyssen/Jack Spencer
Base 17.5cm X17.5 cm
Prototype for the Topham Trophy Steeplechase at Aintree. It didn't win the competition but the Goldsmiths Company commissioned a six light candelabrum with hors d'oevre dishes for their Modern Collection. Keith was in partnership with Jack Spencer at the time and they made this prototype to test the tricky form prior to constructing the larger piece.Now in the Pearson Silver CollectionSee 'Treasures of the 20th Century' page 79 for illustration of the complete version
Height: 10.8 cm on rosewood bases Pair unmarked silver King and Queen chess pieces made by Keith Tyssen in his first year at the Royal College of Art in 1958. These took Keith over 250 hours each to make and he had the idea to make a whole chess set - but this never materialised. http://www.keithtyssen.co.uk/archive/chrono/0/item/king-and-queen-two-chess-pieces (1 ball missing from the King's crown)
Designed at the beginning of his 2nd year at the Royal College of Art.
Maker Tom Boucher the RCA Technician - Silversmith
Rosewood Knob and Handle