FRUIT STANDS, 1991
SILVER, SILVER-GILT AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
Each with a tapering circular bowl with gilt interior, supported on three cast branches and with a cast heraldic beast of the United Kingdom surrounded by semi-precious stones, one bowl representing a winter night, the other a summer day, the first with a cast unicorn depicting a tree devoid of leaves and with a full moon, the second with a cast silver-gilt lion cast as an oak tree
each 26 cm. diameter
John Andrews and Derek Styles, Designer British Silver from the Studios Established 1930-1985, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2015, pp. 176-177 and p. 513, illustrated p. 176.
Lexi Dick was born in London and trained in three-dimensional art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and then at the Royal College of Art under Professor Robert Goodden and Professor Gerald Benney where her discipline was jewellery design.
Her speciality has long been the creation of detailed wax modelling in three dimensions, often of animals. This has led to a number of commissions including a series of camel salts for the Grocers’ Company, a bowl for the 1922 Committee to present the Baroness Thatcher to commemorate her ten years as Prime Minister, a large salver representing the six days of the Creation for Lichfield Cathedral and a mint dispenser for the Mercers’ Company in the form of a 17th century float drawn by horses and a bowl and goblets for the Ironmongers’ Company with flames and salamanders. In 1995 Lexi Dick was commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company to design and make the Prime Warden’s travelling badge.