SILVER AND LAPIS LAZULI
Each on stepped domed base and with cylindrical reeded stems, terminating in five scrolling branches, each with a baluster socket, with a central part lapis lazuli finial
each 53 cm. high
John Andrews and Derek Styles, Designer British Silver from the Studios Established 1930-1985, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2015, p. 124.
JOCELYN BURTON (b. 1946)
Jocelyn Burton was born in Wales and intended to read modern languages at Cambridge, but at a late stage decided instead to train as a silversmith at Sir John Cass College in London where she studied under Jack Stapley. In 1967 she won the De Beers International Award for the design of diamond jewellery. Three years later she set up her own studio and workshop in London.
Jocelyn Burton’s commissions include a silver fountain for the Fishmongers’ Company, an 18ct gold and sapphire chain for the Butchers’ Company, an offertory salver for Lichfield Cathedral and a centrepiece commissioned by Sir Roy Strong to launch the Modern Plate collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Apart from major commissions Jocelyn Burton has created a range of domestic silver as well as jewellery using gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones. All this work is based on her own designs, from preliminary sketches to finished colour drawings. The drawings are themselves works of art and are prized for their own sake.
In 1995 Jocelyn Burton won the United Kingdom Jeweller Award for best design in silver.