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Union Centrepiece

Centrepiece
2013 (hallmarked)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, embossed, cut and shaped
Brief Description
Silver centrepiece for the table
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16cm
  • Width: 49cm (maximum)
Production typeUnique
Gallery Label
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
Credit line
Commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum
Summary
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.

Bibliographic Reference
Crafts Skill Awards in Crafts Magazine, July/August 2013, Issue 243, p.6. ill. ISSN: 0306-610K
Collection
Accession Number
M.1-2013

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record createdFebruary 18, 2013
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