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Sugar bowl, lid and spoon

Sugar bowl, lid and spoon

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (designed and made)

  • Date:

    2015 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christoph Weisshaar (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised, cut, and soldered.

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with funds from the James Yorke-Radleigh Bequest.

  • Museum number:

    M.13:3-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 4, shelf 2 []

Christoph Weisshaar (b.1980) is a young German silversmith based in Nuremberg who is already showing exceptional promise. Born in Munich, he trained initially at the Vocational School for Glass and Jewellery in Kaufbeuren, a manufacturing centre for the jewellery and glass industries. In 2001 he established his own workshop in Landsberg am Lech. From 2004 until 2009 he undertook further training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg along with a years scholarship at the Staatiche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe in 2007-08. Since 2009, he has run his own workshop in Nuremberg.

In 2013 he won the Youth Promotion Prize at the 17th Silver Triennial in Hanau for this sugar bowl and spoon. This is a competition, established in 1965 to promote international contemporary silversmithing. Every three years renowned designers and emerging artists from the world of silversmithing participate in the competition. It is a joint project by the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e. V. and the Deutsches Goldfschmiedehaus, Hanau, and is one of the most significant events of its kind. With 112 participants from 22 countries across the globe, the competition for the 17th Silver Triennial International once again demonstrated its worldwide reputation. The jury statement read as follows:

'The sugar bowl is a perfect work of craftsmanship. It stands out with its straightforward, reserved execution, while at the same time emphasizing the functional details. The interplay between the bowl and the spoon is well thought through and is solved convincingly.'

Christoph Weisshaar has succeeded in winning the Youth Promotion Prize with his unpretentious sugar bowl and spoon with surprising details.

The publication accompanying the 17th Silver Triennial presents the world of contemporary international silver and metal design. A rich repertoire of handcrafted everyday objects illustrates current approaches that have emerged over the previous two years; from coffee pots and tea pots via large and small bowls to candlesticks, vases, salt and pepper casters, cutlery or small table accessories.

Every three years renowned designers and emerging young artists from the world of silversmithing participate in the competition. The competition has been held since 1965 to promote international contemporary silversmithing. It is a joint project by the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V. and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, and is one of the most significant events of its kind. With 112 participants from 22 countries across the globe, the competition for the 17th Silver Triennial International once again demonstrated its worldwide reputation.

Physical description

Sugar bowl and lid, with an associated spoon, silver the body a plain tube with a recessed, circular base and a recessed rim to hold a detachable circular lid and containing a hammered and soldered, silver spoon.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (designed and made)

Date

2015 (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Christoph Weisshaar (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised, cut, and soldered.

Marks and inscriptions

CMW/925
The silversmith's initials for Christoph Weisshaar over the sterling standard.

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar bowl, lid and spoon, silver, Germany, Nuremberg, 2015, designed and made by Christoph Weisshaar.

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

Christianne Weber-Stöber, Tina Eberwein, Nadine Schäfer, ed. Silber-Triennale International, Stuttgart, Arnoldsche, 2013, pp.28-29, ill. ISBN: 9783897903876

Labels and date

MILK JUG, SUGAR BOWL, SPOON AND TRAY
Silver (the tray aluminium)
Germany, Nuremberg, 2015
Designed and made by Christoph Weisshaar (born 1980)
Winner of the Youth Promotion Prize, 17th Silver Triennial, Hanau 2013 (silver)
Winner of the Justus Brinkman Prize, Hamburg, 2015 (tray)

Purchased with funds from the Yorke-Radleigh Bequest
M.12:1&2-2017
M.13:1&2-2017
M.14-2017

[07/11/2017]

Materials

Sterling silver

Techniques

Raising; Cutting; Soldering

Categories

Metalwork; Silver; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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