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Conical Cup

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© Alistair McCallum

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2000L23
Collection:Applied Art - Metalwork
Date:1999 - 2000

Maker Information

Silversmith:Alistair McCallum - View biography for Alistair McCallum


These cups were made using the traditional Japanese metalworking technique of 'mokumé gane'. Practiced for over 300 years, its meaning in English is 'metal woodgrain', which refers to the patterns normally produced in Japan. The process involves the sandwiching of different metals together by diffusion, or silver soldering, and then the removal of one or more layers to produce the grained effect.

Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Mokumé gane, interior patinated black.
Material(s):Gilding metal
Place of Origin:London, England

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