LIN SPROULE: A unique 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture London 2018

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Lot 181
LIN SPROULE: A unique 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture
London 2018

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 17,372) inc. premium
LIN SPROULE: A unique 18 carat gold buttercup sculpture
London 2018
Realistically modelled in yellow and red gold, with a tall stem of a double buttercup flower head and another bud with leaves issuing, a leafy stem and also with a grass stem, the single leaf with a caterpillar, set on a natural rock base, height 25cm.

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  • LIN SPROULE

    This work follows on from her flower and grasses which have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 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.

    A unique Buttercup sculpture originally exhibited at Goldsmith's Hall, Gold, Power and Allure in London 2012 sold in these rooms in 2013.

    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, which are in the collection at Goldsmith's Hall, London.
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