SILVER AND FINE GOLD
Each tapering and on short collet foot and with a broad border, chased in low relief with the heraldic beasts and floral emblems of the countries of the United Kingdom, heightened with inlaid fine gold
each 22 cm. high
ROD KELLY (b.1956)
Rod Kelly was born in Reading and trained at Birmingham Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art under Professor Gerald Benney. In 1983 he was awarded first prize in the Goddards Silver Awards and on leaving the Royal College was given his first major commission by the Goldsmiths’ Company.
Along with a wide variety of privately commissioned designs, many of his major commissions have been presentation pieces. The Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned him to design and make a rose bowl for The Queen Mother, the Merchant Taylors’ Company commissioned a bowl for the Princess of Wales and De Beers a large plate set with diamonds and inlaid with fine gold for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. That same year he was given his first ecclesiastical commission, a large alms dish for Lichfield Cathedral and a decorative centrepiece for Green College, Oxford.