Tuesday 4 July 2023

Lot 388

Fred Rich The Meadow Vase, 1997 *Winner of the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council 'Goldsmiths'...

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Lot 388

Fred Rich 

The Meadow Vase, 1997 
*Winner of the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council 'Goldsmiths'...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 388


Fred Rich 

The Meadow Vase, 1997 
*Winner of the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council 'Goldsmiths' Award', 1997*
Enamelled with varicoloured butterflies and flowers 
Signed to underside of foot: Fred Rich, 97 
Sold with a statement from the artist on composition (please see photos) 
17cm high, 10.3cm dia. 

The Hamme Collection 

This unique piece was commissioned privately by the vendor. Fred describes his style of enamelling as a hybrid of cloisonné, basse-taille, and champlevé, and each hand made piece results from an incredibly labour-intensive process. The enamelled design must first be scribed onto the surface of the form. Cloissons are then cut, bent into shape, applied to the piece and soldered on. This 'draws' the design on to the vase. Once the design is in place, the metal is hand-carved in relief. This not only removes the fire stain from the metal, but gives the enamel added life and brilliance through the use of textures. 

Fred's outstanding work, in which technical perfection combines with creativity and artistry, has won him many accolades. He is a four-time winner of The Jacques Cartier Memorial Award, a Diamonds International Award winner, and four-time winner of the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Goldsmiths' Company Award. His work is held in many public and private collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum and The Goldsmiths' Company Collection. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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