Object Description

These elegant contemporary beakers are the work of London-based designer and silversmith Nan Nan Liu, who creates jewellery and objets d’art influenced by waves and other images of motion found in the natural world. Crafted from sterling silver and with gilded rims and interiors, these beakers take inspiration from the famous ‘Slinky’ toy. The coiled Slinky is perhaps the perfect embodiment of this kind of wave-like fluidity and motion: always ready to stretch, recoil and turn over itself, guided only by its own momentum. These beakers capture the Slinky frozen in a moment of motion, their shape oscillating inwards and outwards as if reshaping themselves. There are silver marks and maker’s marks for Nan Nan Liu on the base of the beakers.

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