A large modern sterling silver Tall Tapered Vase
A large sterling silver Tall Tapered Vase
Birmingham 2014 by Esther Lord
The convexly shaped body matt brushed to all sides and standing on a triangular base with an upper edge sloped to one side. The upper rim oval shaped in cross-section. The front area protrudes diagonally above the rear part.
An exceptional vase of a brilliant elegance and with sculptural effect by one of the most important representatives of the modern British avant-garde.
Esther Lord’s works testify her pronounced feeling for the play of volume and balance as well as light and shadow and are each unique works of art in their own right.
They combine the aspects of sculpture and utility object in one and let the silver appear partly as harmoniously flowing, partly as vector-like striving upwards. Each of her pieces is also a haptic pleasure and is of a silky fineness in the surface. She is one of the few English silversmiths to have been awarded the Bavarian State Prize and numerous other prizes from the Goldsmiths Company, the Arts Council and the British Jewellers Association.
Her works can be found in the modern silver collection of the Goldsmiths Company as well as in the design museum Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst), Munich.
8.5 cm / 3.34″ width, 6.0 cm / 2.36″ depth, 32.5 cm / 12.79″ tall; 533.6 g / 18.82 oz
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