Height: 11.5 cm
Stippled Band and gilt lined
Desmond Clen-Murphy (1924-2010). He studied with Gerald Benney at Brighton School of Arts and Crafts where they were taught silversmithing by Dunstan Pruden. He established a workshop in Brighton in 1952 and taught at Worthing. In the 1950's gave Benney a hand and also worked with Louis Osman. The majority of his work was made as commissions from the Goldsmiths' Company, Universities, Churches and the Government. His work rarely turns up apart from the Chichester Cathedral goblet he designed for Aurum in 1976 - some of his work can be seen in the Treasury there.
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