An Unlike Pair of Silver Cups’ Designed by Robert Marsden.

GBP 6,975.00

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Object Description

A unique sculptural piece, conceived by Robert Marsden for Garrard & Co, Ltd.

The piece, entitled ‘An Unlike Pair of Silver Cups’ carries hallmarks for London in 1993 by Garrard & Co. Ltd., along with the special commemorative 150 mark, used on all pieces commissioned by them for their 150th anniversary of being the Royal Crown Jewellers (1843-1993).

Each cup measures 7.5″(19cm) tall, by 5″(12.5cm) wide and deep, and the pair weigh 46.4 troy ounces.

Originally the pair would have stood on a patinated copper base, which has not been present since at least 2014 when they were sold at Christies (see below).

Two other unique pairs of cups were designed by Robert Marsden at the same time.
One pair are in the primary collection of the Crafts Council – item number M54
The other pair are in the Shipley Art Gallery collection – item number 4420 .

Object History

The cups were commissioned by Garrard & Co. from Robert Marsden as part of their 150th anniversary of being the Crown Jewellers.

Exhibited:

1993 – ‘THE EUROPEAN FINE ART FAIR’.
Maastricht, The Netherlands, with Garrard & Co. Ltd.


1993 – ‘ROYAL GOLDSMITHS’ – ‘GARRARD DESIGN & PATRONAGE IN THE 20th CENTURY’.
Garrard & Co. Ltd., Regent Street, London.

Seibu, Pacific Place, Hong Kong.

The British Embassy, Vienna, Austria.

Sold at Christie’s Interiors auction on 29th October 2014 – Lot number 320 with patinated base missing.

Purchased by I. Franks from a private collector 2021.

Object Literature

Illustrated in:
‘Royal Goldsmiths – Garrard – Design And Patronage In The Twentieth Century’
Published in 1993 by Garrard & Co.

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