*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 : top 7cm wide x 3cm base x 8cm high
Hallmark London ( q )
The hand-engraved surface of the flow beaker describes water patterns. Circular ripples of movement and ribboned bands of shadow are revealed in the transparent painted enamel. The fine gold details are abstracted shapes. Some people see birds flying over the surface others are reminded of fish swimming under. For me the overall effect is of movement in a gentle current.