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  • Place of origin:

    Neuberg an der Donau (made)

  • Date:

    2002 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bott, Rudolf, born 1956 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, hammered and raised

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bott's design is strikingly simple. The silver remains unpolished leaving a matt surface. The deliberate hammer marks, rippling across the neck of the vessel, form the only ornamentation.

Physical description

Carafe, silver of tall, cylindrical form, the diameter reduces at the halfway point, the upper half with a spreading foot to join the lower half; the upper half roughly finished, the hammer marks very much in evidence, the lower half smootly finished, the vessel has an overall matt surface. The circular base soldered to the wall, inset from the lower rim.

Place of Origin

Neuberg an der Donau (made)


2002 (made)


Bott, Rudolf, born 1956 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, hammered and raised

Marks and inscriptions

Three marks, stamped in a line in the centre of the underside of the base; 925 (the European mark for sterling silver), the maker's mark for Rudolf Bott


Height: 42.7 cm, Diameter: 9.3 cm maximum

Historical context note

Purchased from the Galerie Rose Marie Jager at the COLLECT exhibition, organised by the Crafts Council and held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 12/01/2005 - 17/01/2005.

Descriptive line

Silver, Germany, 2002, designed and made by Rudolf Bott.




Raising; Hammering; Soldering


Metalwork; Drinking


Metalwork Collection

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