An outstanding modern Britannia silver Ice Floe vase

An outstanding modern Britannia silver Ice Floe Vase
London 2015 by Rauni Higson

The asymmetric, subtly curved body narrowing to the rim and showing a folding appearing in outlines to the front. The back with a coral-shaped ornament which unfolds to the top. The surface fully matted and evoking a hoarfrost-like impression opposing to the polished edges. An outstanding fine, impressive and masterfully accomplished vase from one of Britain´s leading silversmiths with a highly decorative, near sculptural nature. Noteworthy also the the excellent technical realisation which reflects in the pleasant feel of the surface.
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Regarded as one of Britain’s leading silversmiths, Rauni Higson is known for distinctive sculptural tableware, largely working to commission, including six pieces housed in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection. Recent commissions include the National Museum of Wales, the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers, the Worshipful Company of Weavers and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. She was Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths from 2014 to 2017.

12.6 cm / 4.96″ maximum height, circa 6.0 cm / 2.36″ diameter (at the largest point); 190.5 g / 6.71 oz