A Rare Cased Queen Elizabeth II Hallmarked Sterling Silver and Gilt Blackburn Cathedral Goblet by Hector Miller. The Goblet has a height of 6 5/8" with a diameter to the upper rim of 3 1/8" and a diameter to the base of 2 1/2. The Goblet has a weight of 10.2 oz or 288 grams. The Goblet has an excellent Shape standing on a circular stepped base with the stem intricately crafted in botanical detail as a Madonna Lily (one of the oldest cultivated plants, which has symbolised the Virgin Mary) with 3 Lancastrian Roses to the base of the stem superbly finished in Gilt with the Lily's flowers overlaid with pure rhodium (one of the whitest metals known, akin to but more precious than platinum) with the body of the goblet having a trumpet shape and threaded to the stem and can easily be removed to aid cleaning.
The Goblet is marked to the base Number 241 of a limited edition of 750 made by Order of The Provost and Chapter of Blackburn to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Cathedral in 1976 and its Consecration in 1977. Hector Miller was born in West Sussex in 1945. He first trained at the local art school in Worthing and then continued his studies at Hornsey College of Art where he studied three-dimensional design. In 1968 he went on to the Royal College of Art where he studied under Professor Robert Goodden and while at the Royal College of Art won a competition to design and make a pair of ceremonial batons for the Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh. After completing his studies, Hector Miller worked for three years with Stuart Devlin in London.
Notable commissions he designed at this time but made in the Devlin workshop were a dinner service for the Shah of Iran, a gold cup for the EEC and York Minister goblet, the first of a long series of commemorative projects for English Cathedrals. In 1974 Hector Miller established his own company taking on Leslie Durbin's workshop where he now employs a team of fifteen craftsmen.
He is a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company. The Goblet is in MINT condition and comes in the original Fitted Case and Paperwork. Lion Passant - Sterling Mark.
Town Mark - Leopards Head - London. Date Letter - C - 1977. A Rare Cased Queen Elizabeth II Hallmarked Sterling Silver and Gilt Blackburn Cathedral Goblet Guaranteed to please. If yo u have any questions please contact me. The item "RARE QE II HM STERLING SILVER & GILT BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL GOBLET" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019.
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