Soup Spoon and Dessert Spoon
18 cm long
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
silver , gilt
Detail: handle of the dessert spoon. '2000' dessert spoon: 18 cm handle with deep cut and parcel gilt rib detailing running the full length of the parallel sided handle. When the handle is viewed from the bowl end (and at a shallow angle) the elongated ribs are revealed as the numerals forming the 2000 motif. Soup spoon: a bright polished fluted top element is separated from the satin finished bevelled stem by a deep cut, parcel gilt, profile line. A parcel gilt contour line swings down in a long arc, springing from the edge of the fluting and terminating on the centre line where the handle begins to merge with the neck of the spoon. The Millennium Canteen was commissioned as part of 700 Years of Sheffield Cutlery celebrations, and is dedicated to Robert The Cutler. This unique collection of cutlery was presented to the City of Sheffield by the Master Cutler, Mr Paul Tear, on November 22nd 1997 at the City Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield. The Millennium Canteen was commissioned by Sheffield City Council and the Association of British Designer Silversmiths. The project was generously supported by The Sheffield Assay Office, Thessco Limited and The National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. The project was conceived by Paul Swales, Public Art Officer for Sheffield City Council. "The commission was designed to promote excellence in design and production, and to give makers an opportunity for experiment and innovation. The ABDS makers rose to this challenge to create work that will stand as exemplars for future generations and demonstrate the creative and technical skill in silverware at the end of the 20th century." 18/03/98 - Paul Swales, Public Art Officer, Sheffield City Council. Howard Fenn, Chairman, Association of British Designer Silversmiths. The Canteen is on display in the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
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Alan Booth / Pete Fisher
Silversmith and designer.
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