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Paten

Paten

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2002 (hallmarked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sidsel Dorph-Jensen, born 1973 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, gold plated inner cup, black marble base

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

  • Museum number:

    M.29-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, Room 83, The Whiteley Galleries, case 8B

This silver paten (communion plate) and its accompanying chalice
(Museum no. M.28-2002) has a dramatic contrasting black marble base. The ensemble won the Young Silversmith-Designer of the Year Award in 2002. The design brief was for a piece of silver for religious use and this set would have held the wine and consecrated bread that are part of the Christian Eucharist service.

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths has been running the competition since 1994. Its aim is to promote studio silver and encourage excellence of design and execution and the competition is open to any full-time student under 30 in the United Kingdom on an approved course.

Sidsel Dorph-Jensen, a Danish student at the Royal College of Art, London, made these objects under supervision in the workshop of the London firm of Wakeley & Wheeler. Her designs and a model of the pieces are in the collections of the Word and Image Department of the V&A.

Physical description

Silver paten with a cross etched onto the surface to indicate where to place the wafer. The paten sits on a black marble base.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2002 (hallmarked)

Artist/maker

Sidsel Dorph-Jensen, born 1973 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, gold plated inner cup, black marble base

Marks and inscriptions

Hallmarked for London 2002, Jubilee mark and maker's mark of Sidsel Dorph-Jensen.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 cm, Height: 1.5 cm

Object history note

This chalice and its paten was the winning entry of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 'Young Silversmith-Designer of the Year Award 2002'.

This competition has been run since 1994 with the aim of promoting studio silver design and encouraging excellence of design combined with dexterity of craftmanship. The Award is open to any student under 30 in the UK on an approved course. The design brief in 2002 was for a drinking vessel for religious purposes.

Sidsel Dorph-Jensen, a Danish student at the Royal College of Art, made these objects in the workshop of Wakeley and Wheeler under the supervision of Collin Hellier.

Descriptive line

Silver and parcel gilt paten, designed and made by Sidsel Dorph-Jensen, London, 2002

Production Note

Made in the workshop of Wakeley and Wheeler, London.

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Silver; Gold; Marble

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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