CHRISTOPHER NIGEL LAWRENCE: A rare pair of silver-gilt ewers London 1972  (2)
Lot 129
CHRISTOPHER NIGEL LAWRENCE: A rare pair of silver-gilt ewers London 1972 (2)
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,097) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHRISTOPHER NIGEL LAWRENCE: A rare pair of silver-gilt ewers London 1972  (2)
CHRISTOPHER NIGEL LAWRENCE: A rare pair of silver-gilt ewers
London 1972
Hinged hat shaped covers, with applied angular textured card cut decoration, simulating frost particles, upright slightly tapering thumbpiece, the angular handles with card cut textured junctions, the polished slightly curved flared body with upswept rim, the lower body with applied card cut decoration, gilt interiors, height 24.2cm, weight 61oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • Christopher Nigel Lawrence was born in Cumberland, 1936. His interest in silversmithing was born out of a Scout trip to the C. J. Vander factory when he was just 15 years old. Whilst studying at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, he was an apprentice at Vanders. He completed his apprenticeship in 1958 and then moved to Robert Edgar Stone. When Gerald Benney expanded his workforce at the Tottenham Court Road studio he took Lawrence on as a workshop manager. It was here he developed the method of hammer texturing surface and later refined the use of cutting techniques but he became frustrated that he was not involved enough in the design aspect of the business. He went on to set up his business in Leigh On Sea, later moving to Southend. In 1973, he held a one-man exhibition at Goldsmiths Hall.
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