Casket (M51)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Casket

Made in

London

Date

1993

Description

Round bowl with a blackened finish on the outside, and a lid with a blackened concave centre, on three gold-plated feet.

Materials and techniques

Welded steel body with heat-blackened finish; silver pinnacle; silver-plated brass lid; gold-plated gilding metal feet.

Dimensions

length:  22cm
width:  18cm
height:  14cm

Object number

M51

Category

  • Casket, Richard Vallis, 1993, © Richard Vallis, Crafts Council Collection: M51. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Casket, Richard Vallis, 1993, © Richard Vallis, Crafts Council Collection: M51. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Casket, Richard Vallis, 1993, © Richard Vallis, Crafts Council Collection: M51. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement

It was specifically made for the 'New Metalwork' exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (October 1993) as a new third piece to accompany two metal maoney boxes which were made three years previously. The casket was intended to bridge the gap between these older works and more recent work, employing a mixture of techniques, forms and finishes.