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Decanter

Decanter

  • Place of origin:

    Sheffield (assayed)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clay, Elizabeth (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Britannia silver, gilt interior, raised and embossed

  • Credit Line:

    Alistair McAlpine Gift, through the Associates of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    M.252-1977

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Elizabeth Clay was born in Mansfield, Nottinghampshire. She studied silversmithing at Sheffield Polytechnic, 1970-73 and at Newcastle University, 1973-74. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1976.

Physical description

Decanter, Britannia standard silver, the interior gilt, gourd shaped body rising into a trunk shaped neck. The neck and body are embossed with a curvilinear design down one side, the rest is plain.

Place of Origin

Sheffield (assayed)

Date

1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Clay, Elizabeth (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Britannia silver, gilt interior, raised and embossed

Marks and inscriptions

Base: maker EHC for Elizabeth Clay, britannia, date letter B (1975), rose

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.0 cm, Height: 21.3 cm

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 76 / 2336
Gift - Alistair McAlpine
Through Associates of the V&A. Purchased by McAlpine at the Royal College of Art degree show, 1976
Elizabeth Clay: B. Mansfield, Notts. Sheffield Poly. 1970-3. Newcastle University 1973-4. Dip AD in Silversmithing 1973.

Descriptive line

Decanter, Britannia silver, parcel-gilt, Sheffield hallmarks for 1975, mark of Elizabeth Clay

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Raising; Embossing; Parcel gilding

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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