I am currently working on a commission from Paynes & Son to make a series of printed enamel panels to celebrate scenes of Oxford. The project will be ongoing and I am happy to be sending my initial batch off today. Oxford is such an amazing place to visit and so many vistas to chose from.....
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 It was originally made for George IV in 1820.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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