Silver Beaker

Phil Barnes

One of my very favourite engraver/enamellers with a Sterling Silver (925/1000) tapered beaker, the outside of which has been COMPLETELY carved and engraved by hand with a scene called “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside”. The scene is based around the seaside in Southwold and Walberswick, with its beach huts, crab pools, the Pier, buckets and spades, sandcastles with their flags etc. The detail is AMAZING, and represents 350 hours of (painstaking) work. The piece is fully gilded inside, and the sun is an inlaid piece of 18Ct Yellow Gold. A Museum-Quality piece, and winner of a Gold Award for hand engraving by the 2016 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council. Displayed below and you can also view the video.