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x AURUM Silver 'ELY CATHEDRAL' GOBLETS

(Code: ELYpair)
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x AURUM Silver 'ELY CATHEDRAL' GOBLETS

London 1973

Original white box, certificates and leaflet

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

£800 RESERVED

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Engraved to base:

NUMBER 412 (& 413) 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