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Aurum Designs Ltd was a Mail Order marketing agency that specialised in producing limited editions of commemorative silver pieces as collector's items of contemporary design with historic interest. Set up by John Sutherland-Hawes he initially used some of the current designer- silversmiths but most were designed and made by Hector Miller; many have figurative work by sculptor Tim Minett. Hector was employed by Stuart Devlin who allowed him to use his workshop to produce many of the early pieces before establishing his own premises. 
 
    I have also included details from original certificates but not all items below for sale have these, or original boxes.   

Check with individual items before purchase to see if they are boxed or have a certificate.
   
    I have also listed original sizes and weights kindly given to me by John Sutherland-Hawes but as these were all hand made these will vary slightly from item to item.


Scroll down to see selection of items currently in stock 
AURUM Silver 'BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1976

Booklet  - no box or certificate with this one

This was the
16th item of 58 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 PROVOST AND CHAPTER OF BLACKBURN TO COMMEMORATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CATHEDRAL IN 1976 AND ITS CONSECRATION IN 1977

 Booklet certificate signed by Lawrence Jackson, Provost of Blackburn

Edition of:                                 750

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       8.5oz

Height:                       16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £162

The goblets stem is formed of a Madonna Lily, which for centuries has symbolised the Virgin Mary, the only lily of true pure whiteness. The three open blooms are overlaid with rhodium: one of the whitest metals known, akin to platinum but more precious. Surrounding the base of the stem are three Lancastrian roses; the geographical boundaries of the diocese and Lancashire are practically the same.




£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'BOWES-LYON' Candle Holder
London 1983

No box or certificate

This was the 45th item of 58 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

£ 195.00
AURUM Silver 'CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1989

Box, certificate and leaflet

This was the last  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF CANTERBURY TO COMMEMORATE THE 900TH ANNIVERSARY IN 1989 OF ARCHBISHOP LANFRANC

Certificate signed by John A Simpson, Dean of Canterbury

Edition of:                                500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                       16.5 cm

When Lanfranc came to Canterbury the Cathedral and Monastery were in ruins. He was nearly 70 when he became Archbishop and he had 19 very fruitful years. When he died in 1089 he had completely rebuilt the Cathedral and Monastery and won back purloined land and incomes. He appears in miniature on the goblet in alternating frames based on two stained glass windows from the Cathedralís Trinity Chapel. He is in the company of St Augustine, the founder; St Thomas Becket, martyred in the Cathedral; the Black Prince who is buried there and William the Conqueror who Lanfranc served loyally. The sixth figure has no nameĖ a  medieval pilgrim, representative of the myriad pilgrims who made their way to Canterbury and the shrine of St Thomas.

Goblet number 1 was presented to HRH The Queen by the Chapter of Canterbury



£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1976

White box - no certificate - More available

This was the 13th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 600 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER TO COMMEMORATE THE NINTH CENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL IN 1075

 Edition of:                   600

Designer:                     Desmond Clen-Murphy

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Sponsorís Mark:         Desmond Clen-Murphy

Weight:                       10oz

Height:                        16.5 cm           Cost new:        £164 - £325 pair - £972 x 6

Booklet certificate signed by Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester

The tapering profile of the goblets cup traces that of the Cathedralís spire. Only six of Englandís medieval cathedrals have stone spires. The cup is supported bya stem formed as a sheaf of wheat. From Roman times, the fertile Sussex plain has been renowned for grain and, in the eighteenth century, with Chichester as its prospering centre, it became the granary of Southern England, feeding London. Upon the wheatsheaf stem appears the six heraldic martlets of Sussex.

(Desmond Clen-Murphy lived in Sussex and produced several commissions for Chichester Cathedral)

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'ELY CATHEDRAL' Goblet

London 1973

Goblet only

This was the 5th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 673 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN & CHAPTER OF ELY TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTEENTH CENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION IN 673 AD

Booklet certificate signed by M S Carey, Dean of Ely

Edition of:                            673

Designer:                     John Willmin

Maker:                         Raymond Crisp

Sponsorís Mark:        JMW

Weight:                       17oz

Height:                        16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £96

 

The Isle of Ely was an island in a sea marsh until the seventeenth century. The long connection with the sea is reflected in the design of the goblet with the mermaid holding the three keys of Ely, the Cathedralís heraldic device. The octagonal stem with its wave-like texture is based on the great vault surmounted by a tower of oak.

£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'EPPING FOREST' Goblet

London 1978

White box + Certificate 

This was the 20th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- BY ORDER OF THE EPPING FOREST TRUST AND WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE CORPORATION OF LONDON THIS GOBLET HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 TO MARK THE CENTENARY IN 1978 OF THE CORPORATIONíS ROLE AS THE CONSERVATORS OF THE FOREST

Booklet certificate signed by Peter Vanneck, Lord Mayor of London

 
Edition of:                            500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                        16.5 cm               Cost new:        £246 - £490 pair - £1464 x 6  

 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.

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'EXETER CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1980

Booklet certificate, letter and photo

This was the 
28th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs
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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 PRODUCED BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER IN 1980 TO COMMEMORATE THE WORK OF BISHOPS BRONESCOMBE & QUINIL IN THE CREATION OF EXETER CATHEDRAL

Booklet certificate signed by Clifford T Chapman, Dean of Exeter

Edition of:                         500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       9.5 oz

Height:                       16.5 cm       Cost new:£557 - £1110 pair - £3320 x 6

At Exeter, AD 1280 marked the death of Walter Bronescombe and the accession of Peter Quinil. Bronescombe planned and began the new Exeter Cathedral but much work remained Ė it is to these two bishops that Exeter owes its Cathedral as it is today.

The curvature of the ribbed foot of the goblet is inspired by the moulded arches overhead in the longest Gothic vault in Christendom. These lofty arches rise from vaulting shafts, all carried by corbels which are enriched with naturalistic carvings. These have inspired the gobletís stem.

Exeterís well-loved Tumbler is balanced on the Cathedrals Coat of Arms. Next to him stands St Peter, to whom the cathedral is dedicated. On the other two sides are miniature sculptures of Moses and the Virgin and Child

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM CUP''

London 1975

Certificate - no box

This was the 12th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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 Marked to base:

---/150 Four hallmarks Ė Shield with arms of Richard Fitzwilliam, seventh ViscountFitzwilliam.The arms are lozengy, argent and gules. The motto beneath, Deo Juvante, is an abbreviated version of the full motto Deo adjuvante, nontimemdum.

Edition of:                   150

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Sponsorís Mark:        JB

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                        23 cm                                      Cost new:        £388

Booklet certificate signed by Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Chairman the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

 Each cup is made from sixteen separately formed pieces of silver and set with five 8carat cabochon topaz

 1975 was a notable year in the history of the Fitzwilliam Museum The new extension was completed and the first exhibition held there was opened by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in July. The exhibition was Cambridge Plate spanning seven centuries including examples from their own collection and pieces on loan. This cup was included demonstrating that the arts of designing and making fine silver still flourishes.





£ 750.00
AURUM Silver Gilt Jewelled Goblet

London 1982

Box, certificate and paperwork

This was the 43rd item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

---/250

Edition:                                  250

Designer:                    Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                        4.5oz

Height:                        20.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £285 - £560 pair

 

Produced in honour of  HRH The Princess of Wales and their son Prince William.

Stuart Crystal cup on a base set with three cultured pearls forming the centres of Welsh Poppy blooms rising from a circle of scallop shells. The Welsh Poppy blooms in June,when Prince William was born, and his birth gem is the pearl. Scallop Shells are the most conspicuous feature of the Spencer familyís coat of arms, now incorporated in the royal arms of The Prince of Wales.

(Mulberry Hall was a retailer of china and crystal in York for 60 years until it closed in 2016)

£ 275.00
AURUM Silver Gilt Jewelled Salt

London 1982

Certificate

This was the 42nd item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificate signed on behalf of Aurum Designs:


This is to certify that Jewelled Salt Number --- is one of the sole limited edition of 250 produced by Aurum Designs in 1982, the year of the birth of HRH Prince William of Wales.

Edition of:                   250

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       6oz

Height:                         6.5 cm       Cost new:    £325 - £640 pair

The Welsh dragon is set with a cultured pearl with a minimum diameter of 8 mm

£ 295.00
AURUM Silver 'HEREFORD CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1976

No box or certificate

This was the 
14th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 676 MADE BY ORDER OF THE LORD BISHOP OF HEREFORD TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTEENTH CENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE IN 676

Certificate signed by John Hereford, Lord Bishop of Hereford

 

Edition of:                   676

Designer:                     John Sutherland-Hawes

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Maker's Mark:    JSH

Weight:                       11oz

Height:                        16.5 cm                                   Cost new:        £158

 

Hereford Cathedral nave is supported by large majestic columns and theses inspire the weight and shape of the stem of the goblet. The decoration of the stem is inspired by the vigorous twelfth century carving on their capitals which are the rarest of the Cathedralís works. The decoration at the top of the stem incorporates, at intervals, the five inverted chevrons of the Cathedralís ancient arms. The more dominant leopardís heads, canted and transfixed by fleur de lys, come from the arms of the Diocese and date from the thirteenth century.They are a legacy from Thomas de Cantilupe, Herefordís bishop and, later, its saint. Their fearless aspect was not inappropriate for a man who would defy his king in a just cause, or a See which could only live by courage.

 

Goblet Number 1 was presented to HM The Queen by the Bishop of Hereford on her visit to distribute Maundy Money on 15th April 1976 

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver Jersey Sugar Box
London 1978

This was the 23rd item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

---/500        *

Certificate signed by D C Dalton President

Edition of:                         500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                            oz

Height:                             cm           Cost new: £235   (£496 for Jug & Box)

The Society owes its origins to a suggestion by Lord Chesham, at the Wray Park Sale of May 10th 1878, that the time had arrived to establish a Herd Book for English Jersey Cattle. The response was enthusiastic and upwards of 150 breeders subsequently lent their support. Today, the Society numbers some 1300 members and in April 1979, as it celebrates its Centenary, it will be the recipient of an unique honour, when Her Majesty The Queen accepts its Presidency.

(This was only offered to purchasers of the Jersey Jug)

* The one currently for sale is numbered 32/100 - They had realised by now that they would not get orders for the full 500 so reduced the edition to 100

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL' Goblet
London 1983

Cerificate

This was the 44th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

KINGíS COLLEGE CHAPEL GOBLET NUMBER --- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500


Certificate reads:
KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL GOBLET NUMBER --- THIS CERTIFIES THAT THE ABOVE IS ONE OF THE SOLE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 GOBLETS COMMISSIONED BY THE PROVOST AND FELLOWS OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE IN 1983 TO COMMEMORATE THE RESTORATION OF KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL

Signed by Bernard Williams, PROVOST

Edition of:                   500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                      6oz

Height:                         16.5 cm      Cost New: £388  - £770 pair - £2300 x 6


£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'LINCOLN CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1980

Certificate, no box     

This was the 31st item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 700 MADE BY THE ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER TO COMMEMORATE THE SEVENTH CENTENARY IN 1980 OF THE COMPLETION OF LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

Booklet certificate signed by Oliver Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, Dean of Lincoln

Edition of:                   700

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Weight:                       10 oz

Height:                        16.5 cm 
 

            





£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'NEW FOREST' Goblet
London 1979

Box, booklet certificate + letter

This was the 27th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- BY ORDER OF THE NEW FOREST NINTH CENTENARY TRUST THIS GOBLET HAS BEEN PRODUCED TO MARK THE 900TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOREST IN 1979

Certificate signed by Malmesbury, The Earl of Malmesbury T,D. Chairman of the Trustees

Edition of:                               500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Weight:                       11oz

Height:                       16.5 cm         Cost new:    £246- £490 pair - £1464 x 6

In 1079 William the Conqueror designated the Forest as a royal hunting preserve. The first mention of oak being felled in the forest for the Navy appears in 1611 when 1800 trees were supplied for shipbuilding.


 

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1988

Brown box + certificate

This was the 56th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER TO COMMEMORATE THE 750TH ANNIVERSARY IN 1988 OF COMPLETION OF PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL

Certificate signed by Randolph Wise, Dean of Peterborough

Edition of:                   500

Designed by:               Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                         16.5 cm

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'PRINCE HENRY' Scallop Dish
London 1984

This was the 47th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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--- TO COMMEMORATE THE BIRTH IN LONDON ON 15th SEPTEMBER 1984 OF HRH PRINCE HENRY CHARLES ALBERT DAVID THE SECOND CHILD OF HRH THE PRINCE & PRINCESS OF WALES 

Edition of:                   250

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:               HM

Weight:                       5oz

Height:                        7.5 cm                                     Cost new:        £365 - £725 pair

 

The two cherubs holding a coronet is an accurate representation in miniature of the one reserved for the use of grand children of the Sovereign through the Heir Apparent: a circlet heightened with crosses paty, fleur-de-lys and strawberry leaves.       

£ 295.00
AURUM Silver 'QUEEN MOTHER' Coaster
London 1980

This was the 30th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Box & Certificate

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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.



£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'QUEEN MOTHER' Decanter
London 1980

This was the 
29th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Box, Certificate + photo

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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.

£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'RIPON CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1985

Certificate, booklet + letters - no box

This was the 50th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs 

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE LORD BISHOP OF RIPON TO COMMEMORATE THE FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE IN 1836

Certificate signed by Daniel Ripon, Lord Bishop of Ripon

Edition of:                           500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       11oz

Height:                        16.5cm               Cost new:        £465 - £920 pair - £2750 six

 Five sculpted figures adorn the goblet: St Wilfred, the founder; St Peter, the patron saint; Charles Longley, the first Bishop of the new diocese and later Archbishop of York and Canterbury; King James I, the benefactor who restored the revenues taken by Henry VIII and Walter de Grey, the great builder. All figures were sculpted by Tim Minett from stone sculptures in the Cathedral except for Archbishop de Grey, taken from a 13th Century portrayal at York Minster.

The Queen was presented with number 1 by the Lord Bishop on her visit for the Maundy Service on 4th April 1985

£ 475.00
AURUM Silver 'RIPON' Centrepiece
London 1986

Certificate, photo, letters - no box

This was the 53rd  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificate signed by Len Whiter,  Director of Aurum Designs Limited

Edition of:                   150

Designer:                    Hector Miller &Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       12oz

Height:                        14 cm                   Cost new:        £485 - £960 pair

Made to commemorate the Cityís 11th Centenary. By tradition the city received its first charter from King Alfred in 886 in the form of a horn.. Every night of the year, without fail, a horn is blown four times in the cityís market place and then outside the house of the Mayor to set the Ďwatchí. The cover is fashioned from blooms and foliage of the wild briar, here portrayed in a naturalistic style but, in its heraldic form, reminiscent of the Yorkshire Rose. There are eleven roses, one for each of Riponís centuries.

The first centrepiece was presented to the Queen Mother on her visit to Ripon on 1stJune 1986.

£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE' Bowl
London 1973

Booklet certificate - no box

This was the 6th  item of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE BOWL --- WITH THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE THIS BOWL HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY IN 1973 OF THE INCEPTION OF THE FORCE

(Repeated down the right hand side of the base in French)

Booklet certificate signed by William Leonard Higgitt, Commissioner

Edition of:                          500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Ian Ribbons

Maker:                         Hector Miller - Stuart Devlin Workshop

Sponsorís Mark:          Am

Weight:                       30oz

Diameter:                    18 cm                                      Cost new:        £196

The knob on the Bowlís lid is the St Edward crown as used in the early badges of the original North West Mounted Police.

The relief frieze surrounding the bowl in 7 panels depicts: The first Commissioner, George French, leading his troops across the country in 1874; departure from Fort Dufferin, 8 July 1874; Manhandling guns on Pembina Mountains; Wagons fording Belly River; Assistant Commissioner Macleod and expedition passing Sioux camp; Food supplies almost exhausted and shooting bison; Fort Whoop-Up and Macleod finally meets Chief Crowfoot.

(I believe that less than 300 were actually produced)

£ 850.00
AURUM Silver 'ROYAL SCENT BOWL'
London 1988

Certificate, paperwork and photos

This was the 55th item of 58 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

£ 350.00
AURUM Silver 'SAVE THE CHILDREN' Candleholder
London 1979

Just Candleholder

This was the  26th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 MADE IN 1979 TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND

Edition of:                              1500

Designer:                    John Sutherland-Hawes & Tim Minett

Maker:                        Raymond Crisp

Sponsorís Mark:          Am

Weight:                      7.25oz

Height:                       11.3 cm                                   Cost new:        £182

£ 195.00
AURUM Silver 'SOUTHWELL MINSTER ' Goblet
London 1984

This was the 46th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

Box, Booklet and Certificate

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF FIVE HUNDRED PRODUCED BY ORDER OF THE LORD BISHOP OF SOUTHWELL FOR THE CENTENARY OF THE DIOCESE

Certificate signed by Denis Southwell, Lord Bishop of Southwell

Edition of:                   500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       8 oz

Height:                       16.5 cm

Since1108 Southwell Mister has been the mother church of Nottinghamshire and a cathedral since 1884. The bowl of the goblet is decorated with the Leaves of Southwell; this sober Norman building contains the most luxuriant and finest Gothic foliage carving in England. Leaves of various plants and trees can be found there, and the main ones are the Oak, Hawthorn and Ivy found here. Amongst the foliage can be seen the face of the Green Man, who became part of the symbolic language of the Church in the Middle Ages, although his origin goes back to pagan times. The three golden lines around the foot of the goblet make a dual heraldic allusion. Undulating lines, Ďwavy fessesí, are indicative of water in heraldry. They are a principal feature of in both the shield of Nottinghamshire, referring to the River Trent, and in the shield of the Diocese, recalling the three ancient wells which gave Southwell its name.

 On the 19th April 1984 HRH The Queen made her first visit to the Minster and was presented with goblet number 1 by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.


£ 450.00
AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Bowl
London 1975

No box or certificate

This was the 11th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 900 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF STPAULíS CATHEDRAL TO COMMEMORATE THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THEFOUNDATION STONE IN 1675

Edition of:                   900

Designer:                     Jocelyn Burton

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:            JB

Weight:                       7oz

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

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.

£ 250.00
AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1975

No box or certificate

This was the 10th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- 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.

£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL ROYAL WEDDING' Goblet
London 1981

No box or certificate

This was the 35th item of 58made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- 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.


£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'St THOMAS of HEREFORD' Coaster
London 1982

Certificate and leaflet - no box 

This was the 41st item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Certificate signed by John Hereford, Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Certificate reads:
Coaster Number --- This certifies that the above is one of the sole limited edition of 400 Coasters commissioned from Aurum Designs of London to celebrate the 700th anniversary of St. Thomas of Hereford

Edition of:                         400

Designer:                     John Sutherland-Hawes

Maker:                         Raymond Crisp

Sponsorís Mark:          JSH

Weight:                       8.5oz

Diameter:                    13.5 cm

The vigorous carving on the capitals of the twelfth century pillars which flank the cathedrals nave have inspired the coasterís silver gallery. Its whorls of Norman tracery have been interwoven with the leopardís heads of Cantilupe. Three leopardsí heads, reversed and transfixed with fleur de lys, formed the coat of arms of St Thomas Cantilupe, and became the Arms of the Diocese, adorn the centre of the coaster.

(On original order form these were available either in silver or silver full-gilt.)

£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Bowl
London 1977

Box and certificate

This was the 18th item of 58made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER TO COMMEMORATE THE SILVER JUBILEE IN 1977 OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Certificate signed by Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster

Edition of:                   2500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       8.5oz

Diameter of Bowl:      11.5 cm     Cost new:        £143 - £284 pair - £850 x 6

The handle of the Bowl, sculptured by Tim Minett, is a crowned, rampant lion, the royal and national symbol of England. Its left paw is supported by a shield bearing across and martlets: the arms of St Edward, which is incorporated in those of the Abbey. The lion proffers St Edwardís Crown, so named because, in origin, it was the Confessorís own, preserved by the Abbey. It is the Coronation Crown which, at the height of the great national and religious solemnity, is taken from the Abbeyís High Altar by the Dean of Westminster and presented to the Archbishop to be placed on the head of the newly-anointed sovereign.

£ 275.00
AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY JUBILEE' Cup
London 1977

Original Box + Certificate

This was the 18th item of 58 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 DEAN & CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER TO COMMEMORATE THE SILVER JUBILEE IN 1977 OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Booklet certificate signed by Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster

Edition of:                   750

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:             H M

Weight:                      13 oz

Height:                       18.5 cm     Cost new:        £234- £466 pair - £1392 x 6

The bowl of the cup surmounts 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 ow 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 cupís foot, with its twenty five gilt flutes, is reminiscent of the fab vaulting of the Henry VII chapel, the Abbeyís most wonderful architectural feature.

The Dean, Edward Carpenter, presented Goblet number 1 to Her Majesty the Queen on her visit to the Abbey on Maundy Thursday, her first public engagement following her return from overseas.

£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY ROYAL WEDDING' Goblet
London 1986

Box, booklet, certificate and letter

This was the 54th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 750 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER TO COMMEMORATE THE WEDDING OF HRH THE PRINCE ANDREW AND MISS SARAH FERGUSON ON 23 JULY 1986

Certificate signed by Michael Mayne, Dean of Westminster

Edition of:                                 750

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Weight:                         13oz

Height:                        17 cm             Cost new:        £465 - £920 pair - £2750 x 6

The gobletís trumpet shaped bowl rises from a pierced surround resembling a crown,heightened with crosses patee and fleur-de-lis as is the Princeís own. It contains the coats of arms of the three principals: the Prince, his bride and Westminster Abbey itself.

Goblet Number 1 was a wedding gift to the Royal couple from the Abbey

£ 395.00
AURUM Silver 'WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL' Goblet
London 1979

Brown box with booklet

This was the 24th  item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 900 BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER TO COMMEMORATE THE NINTH CENTENARY OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL IN 1979

Booklet certificate signed by Michael Stancliffe, Dean of Winchester

Edition of:                   900

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       13oz

Height:                      16.5 cm          Cost new:        £276 - £550 pair - £1644 x 6

£ 495.00
AURUM Silver 'WINCHESTER COLLEGE' Decanter
London 1982

This was the 38th item of 5made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Edition of:                        600

Designer:                     Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:              HM

Height:                          33 cm

Weight of silver:          4.5 oz


£ 475.00
AURUM Silver 'YORK MINSTER'' Bowl
London 1972

Certificate

This was the 2nd item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF YORK TO COMMEMORATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPLETION OF THE GOTHIC MINSTER AND THE END OF THE FIVE YEARS WORK OF RECONSTRUCTION IN 1972

Certificate signed by Alan Richardson, Dean of York

Edition of:                               1000

Designer:                    Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       10oz

Diameter of bowl:       11.5 cm                  Cost new:        £63.50 - £121 pair

The Bowlís handle depicts, in deep sculptured relief, two men working on the fabric of the Minster. To the left, a mason in fifteenth-century dress, representative of the original builders, carves the Minsterís arms; to the right, a welder, representative of the restorers, is at work on the steel shoring which supported the structure during restoration.


£ 275.00
AURUM Silver 'YORK MINSTER' Bowls
London 1972

Boxed pair with certificates - box marked

This was the 2nd item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF YORK TO COMMEMORATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPLETION OF THE GOTHIC MINSTER AND THE END OF THE FIVE YEARS WORK OF RECONSTRUCTION IN 1972

Certificate signed by Alan Richardson, Dean of York

Edition of:                               1000

Designer:                    Hector Miller

Maker:                         Hector Miller Ė Stuart Devlin Workshop

Makerís Mark:             HM

Weight:                       10oz

Diameter of bowl:       11.5 cm                  Cost new:        £63.50 - £121 pair

The Bowlís handle depicts, in deep sculptured relief, two men working on the fabric of the Minster. To the left, a mason in fifteenth-century dress, representative of the original builders, carves the Minsterís arms; to the right, a welder, representative of the restorers, is at work on the steel shoring which supported the structure during restoration.

£ 550.00
AURUM Silver 'YORK MINSTER RESTORATION' Candlelamp
London 1989

This was the 57th item of 58 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs

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NUMBER--- OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 MADE BY ORDER OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF YORK TO COMMEMORATE THE RESTORATION OF YORK MINSTER FOLLOWING THE GREAT FIRE OF 9TH JULY 1984

Certificate signed by John Southgate, Dean of York

Edition of:                                500

Designer:                     Hector Miller & Tim Minett

Maker:                         Hector Miller

Makerís Mark:            HM

Weight:                       8oz (silver base)

Height:                         25 cm    Cost New: £445     

  



£ 450.00