Material and Medium: Britannia silver
Dimensions: Overall: 128 x 66 x 185mm (5 1/16 x 2 5/8 x 7 5/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2006.198
This Britannia silver pouring vessel was made by the Danish silversmith Sidsel Dorph-Jensen. She produced a collection of beautiful, yet functional pouring vessels during her time at the Royal College of Art, London.
In her words, Sidsel finds silver "very effective as a medium to express the values of contemporary society". This is exemplified in this pouring vessel, which provides a symbolic contrast to our throw-away society of plastic bottles and Styrofoam cups.
The piece was hammered and formed around stakes in four separate pieces. The sections were then soldered together. The seams have been hammered over but left visible.