TABLE FOUNTAIN CENTREPICE, 2004
SILVER AND SILVER-GILT
Formed as central gilded globe which holds the water and which, when full, is concealed by four silver leaves, the hydraulic pressure valve contained within the gilded globe controls the movement of the outer leaves causing them to open as the water drains out, on a large round basin with undulating edges and with four hinged petals on which the water gathers, designed by Angela Connor
45 cm. high
the bowl 57 cm. diameter
RICHARD FOX (b.1954)
Richard Fox was born in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. He first trained at the Hornsey College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art under Professor Gerald Benney, establishing his own workshop in London in 1981.
Following a commission for the Goldsmiths’ Company, Richard was seen by Nicola Bulgari and for several years has designed and manufactured exclusive pieces for the Bulgari shops worldwide. He has also made a number of trophies for motor racing including the Formula One World Championship Drivers’ and Constructors’ Trophies and World Rally Trophies. The commission of a chalice for Lichfield Cathedral lead to a further commission for a chalice from the Goldsmiths’ Company and many commissions from the Archbishop of Canterbury including gifts to commemorate his visits to His Holiness Pope John Paul II.