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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lloyd, Michael, born 1950 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    18-carat gold, with hammer-beaten finish, rippled and polished

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Michael Lloyd was born in Salisbury in 1950. He trained first at the Birmingham School of Silversmithing and Jewellery (now part of the University of Central England). He then went to the Royal College of Art in London, where he was taught by Robert Goodden and Gerald Benney.

Lloyd works mainly to commission. His work reflects his love of nature and appreciation of creativity. Major works include a bowl for Lord Porter, an offertory salver for Lichfield Cathedral and a range of chapel furnishings for St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne.

His work is found in many private collections, including The Silver Trust, 10 Downing Street, as well as in museums across the United Kingdom. These include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh and the V&A.

Physical description

Tapering bucket shaped bowl with a plain flattened base, the body has a hammer beaten finish, the rim is slightly rippled and polished. The outside of the bowl is embossed and chased with a motif depicting ears of wheat.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1975 (made)


Lloyd, Michael, born 1950 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

18-carat gold, with hammer-beaten finish, rippled and polished

Marks and inscriptions


Sides embossed with ears of wheat.


Diameter: 8.80 cm rim, Height: 4.90 cm, Weight: 168.6 g

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 76/2336
Associates of the V&A

Historical context note

Purchased by Alistair McAlpine at the Royal College of Art Degree Show, 1976.

Descriptive line

Gold, unmarked, London, 1975, made by Michael Lloyd

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

John Goldblatt, "A Certain Respect", in Crafts Magazine, London, The Crafts Council, March-April, 1977, pp. 27,29




Raising; Chasing


Metalwork; Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society


Metalwork Collection

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