An 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture by Lin Sproule, London 2008
Lot 40
An 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture
by Lin Sproule, London 2008
Sold for £50,000 (US$ 83,961) inc. premium
Lot Details
An 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture
by Lin Sproule, London 2008
A sculpture in 18 carat gold, 120 cm / 4 feet high with approximately 100 flowers and seed heads in varying stages of development. Applied with a snail and two caterpillars on the stems.
This sculpture sways gently issuing from a marble plinth, approx 120cm / 4 feet not including the marble base.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited: Goldsmith's Hall, Gold, Power and Allure, London 2012

    This is a unique sculpture created by Lin Sproule, follows on from her flower and grasses which have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Lin Sproule trained in painting and drawing at Colchester School of Art, and jewellery at The Central School of Arts and Crafts and The Royal College of Art, where she received a First Class Honours and a Silver Medal.

    Sproule has worked in London and New York, where she exhibited at MOMA. She was at the Slade School of Art for three years as the guest student of Ron Bowen, where she studied life painting and drawing.

    Notable commissions include an 18 carat gold tiara for Norman Parkinson to photograph on occasion of H.R.H Princess Anne's 21st birthday, two large murals for John Aspinal's club in Curzon Street, London, as well as gold grasses, similar to those offered in the consequent lot, which are in the collection at Goldsmith's Hall, London.

    In addition, Sproule's work is housed in various collections in England and New York.

    Five grasses are included in the Goldsmiths Hall Collection and are illustrated in the publication Treasures of the 20th Century, exhibition catalogue, 2000. page 100.
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