Flower Vase

2011 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The winner of the Young Designer Silversmith Award in 2011 was Shaun Grace This annual competition, organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, began in 1994. It is open to any student under 30 in the United Kingdom on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course or equivalent. The winner makes a commission for a museum collection in a leading workshop. The award is part of the Company's objective to promote excellence of design combined with dexterity of craftsmanship.

The design brief for 2011 was for two vases that would interact with each other and display a particular species of flower. Shaun Grace is a recent graduate of the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester, Kent. He made the vases under the expert eye of Steven Ottewill and his team in his workshop in Ashford, Kent.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Flower Vase
  • Lid
Materials and Techniques
Silver, cut, soldered and polished
Brief Description
Silver flower vase, made by Shaun Grace, Hallmarks for London, 2011.
Physical Description
One of a pair of flower vases, fabricated from sheet silver, the side walls, L shaped, the base plate, top plates and front wall curved. The top lid, an oblong sheet of silver and with a locating flange beneath, removable, to allow water to be added to the vessel. Two pairs of circular collars penetrate the top and the base to accommodate two single flower stems.
Dimensions
  • Top of table to top of highest part of vase height: 30.5cm (Note: Maximum height; includes lid)
  • Along lower part of vase, from edge of front to tip of back width: 19.5cm (Note: Maximum width)
  • Across front of vase depth: 7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • London hallmarks for 2011
  • Mark of Shaun Grace
Gallery Label
YOUNG DESIGNER SILVERSMITH AWARD 2011 PAIR OF FLOWER VASES Silver Hallmarks for London, 2011 Mark of Shaun Grace (b.1989) Gift of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths This annual competition, organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, began in 1994. It is open to any student under 30 in the United Kingdom on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course or equivalent. The winner makes a commission for a museum collection in a leading workshop. The award is part of the Company's objective to promote excellence of design combined with dexterity of craftsmanship. The design brief for 2011 was for two vases that would interact with each other and display a particular species of flower. The winner, Shaun Grace, is a recent graduate of the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester, Kent. He made the vases under the expert eye of Steven Ottewill and his team in his workshop in Ashford, Kent. (25/10/2011)
Credit line
Given by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Summary
The winner of the Young Designer Silversmith Award in 2011 was Shaun Grace This annual competition, organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, began in 1994. It is open to any student under 30 in the United Kingdom on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course or equivalent. The winner makes a commission for a museum collection in a leading workshop. The award is part of the Company's objective to promote excellence of design combined with dexterity of craftsmanship.



The design brief for 2011 was for two vases that would interact with each other and display a particular species of flower. Shaun Grace is a recent graduate of the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester, Kent. He made the vases under the expert eye of Steven Ottewill and his team in his workshop in Ashford, Kent.
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
M.228-2011

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record createdOctober 28, 2011
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