Item number: 58203
A pair of modern sterling silver salt and pepper shakers,
Birmingham 2015 by Esther Lord
The subtly tapered wall with a flat side view and brushed surface on all sides.
Very unusual and beautifully shaped work of graceful lightness and a subtle elegance.
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.
Pepper shaker: 9.2 cm / 3.6 “; 121.6 g / 3.90 oz
Salt shaker: 8.4 cm / 3.3”; 109.4 g / 3.51 oz