By invitation of the Hand Engravers Association, I've been working on a sample piece that will be mounted as a paper wieght in their collection of members work. The theme is "Time". My interpretation is the study of a dandilion clock, which shows off the many engraved textures that are so complimentry to transparent enamelling.
"Half Time" - silver and enamel - mounted onto a wooden block.
This in one of a set of three caddy spoons that I'm working on for Paynes & Son in Oxford. Each spoon illustrates a different crown and will mark the celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee in June.
This spoon wears the Diamond Diadem, which is the crown that the Queen is dressed in between Buckingham Palace and The Palace of Westminster for the state opening of Parliament. It was originally made for George IV in 1820.
In the photo below the piece is still a work in progress. It is engraved and ready to be enamelled. I'll post another image when I finish the different stages......
Jubille Caddy Spoon - Design Copyright Ruth Ball 2012.
The Background images, and the quote, are from "Queen Elizabeth II - A Diamond Jubille Souvenir Album" by Royal Collection Publications, ISBN 9-781905-686407.
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