*This piece is currently on loan to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool UK, until the middle of May 2021. It is available for purchase but cannot be delivered to you until the end of the exhibition. If you are interested in this piece, please contact Ruth here to discuss the work and make a reservation.
Object: Ornamental Beaker
Materials: Enamel on silver & gold foil
Techniques: Hand engraved & painted enamel
Size : 10cm x 8cm x 3cm
Hallmark London (r)
The hand engraved concentric circles in this beaker have a few influences. Japanese gravel lines in rock gardens, ripples in water and indigenous Australian art all share this pattern formation. The gold details for me are travel lines, patterns of flight, movement. Others see a shoal of fish or birds in the abstract gold foils. The fade from light to dark completes this meditative painting in the round.