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Centrepiece - Union Centrepiece

Union Centrepiece

  • Object:

    Centrepiece

  • Place of origin:

    Lowestoft (designed and made)
    London (hallmarked)

  • Date:

    2013 (hallmarked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hanid, Miriam (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, embossed, cut and shaped

  • Credit Line:

    Commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Museum number:

    M.1-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 2

This centrepiece has been commissioned by the V&A as a contemporary interpretation of the exuberance and vitality in the work of master, 17th century goldsmith, Christiaen van Vianen. The fluid nature of this interpretation is also a reference to the transitory nature of silver, often melted down to be refashioned in a new style or converted into bullion to offset debts.

Miriam Hanid is a young silversmith with a rapidly growing reputation for flat chased decoration. The inspiration for her work comes from the imagery of water.

Physical description

Centrepiece, embossed silver, the entire surface with wave and rippled indentations in imitation of eddying currents of water. In the form of an opening, spreading spiral, starting in the centre with strips on the upper and lower edges curving away and bent back from the direction of the main body.

Place of Origin

Lowestoft (designed and made)
London (hallmarked)

Date

2013 (hallmarked)

Artist/maker

Hanid, Miriam (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, embossed, cut and shaped

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm, Width: 49 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Silver centrepiece for the table

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crafts Skill Awards in Crafts Magazine, July/August 2013, Issue 243, p.6. ill. ISSN: 0306-610K

Labels and date

This centrepiece has been commissioned by the V&A as a contemporary interpretation of the exuberance and vitality in the work of master, 17th century goldsmith, Christiaen van Vianen. The fluid nature of this interpretation is also a reference to the transitory nature of silver, often melted down to be refashioned in a new style or converted into bullion to offset debts.

Miriam Hanid is a young silversmith with a rapidly growing reputation for flat chased decoration. The inspiration for her work comes from the imagery of water.

M.1-2013 []

Materials

Silver; Silver

Techniques

Embossing; Cutting

Categories

Metalwork

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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