Maker: Wakely & Wheeler
Designed by KENNETH LESSONS
Height: 8 cm
Finely hand engraved with a Teddy Bear playing a drum
Kenneth W Lessons - born 1933 studied at Sheffield College of Art before attending the Royal College of Art.
Opened own studio in 1957 and immediately received important commissions, including a mace to be presented by the Queen Mother.
Diameter: 3 cm
The Goldsmiths' Company Art Director was appointed as Consultant Art Director for the Royal Mint so the Company started an Art Medal Collection. In 1973 the first major art medal exhibition, 'Medals Today', opened at Goldsmiths' Hall. Malcolm Appleby designed two as souvenirs of the exhibition - struck in bronze from his hand-engraved dies: 'Bird of Destiny', a Rook and Stork conjoined, and 'Human Butterfly', a face within a butterfly's body.
The Royal Mint struck both of these and also a Limited Edition in silver showing both obverse sides - this in numbered 39/100
Width: 33 cm
Weight: 967 gms
Height: 14 cm
Diameter: 10 cm
Weight: 398 gms
A commissioned presentation piece - engraved around base
Repousse work to Dish showing personal interests of the recipient including classical columns, church architecture, a sailing boat and birds, with 8 pieces of inlaid gold.
The Vase is chased with Oak leaves and Acorns