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Lot 387

Malcolm Appleby 'Wild Bowl', Edinburgh, 2008 Sterling silver Hand engraved Approx. 43.0 x 45.5 x...

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Lot 387

Malcolm Appleby 
'Wild Bowl', Edinburgh, 2008 
Sterling silver 
Hand engraved 
Approx. 43.0 x 45.5 x...

Price Realised: £13,000

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

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

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Lot 387


Malcolm Appleby 

'Wild Bowl', Edinburgh, 2008 
Sterling silver 
Hand engraved 
Approx. 43.0 x 45.5 x 9.6cm 
Approx. weight 93.8oz 

The Hamme Collection 

Malcolm Appleby is widely considered one of the most highly skilled craftsmen working in Britain today. A unique and exceptionally gifted silversmith, he is particularly renowned for his engraving work, for which he has been described as 'a genius' by John Andrew (Founder and Curator of the Pearson Collection). In 2014, Appleby received an MBE for his outstanding contribution to the arts and services to hand engraving. Prized for its outstanding originality, his inventive work can be found in numerous private and public collections including: The Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museums Scotland, The Goldsmiths' Company Collection and The Art Gallery of Western Australia. Public commissions include a sculptural table piece for Bute House, a cruet set for 10 Downing Street and the orb of the coronet for the investiture of King Charles with the title of Prince of Wales in 1969. 

Malcolm Appleby initially named this one-off bowl 'Life Force'. The piece was engraved flat and formed afterwards, using wooden tools; a mix of hammer and chisel engraving and hand push engraving. It was part of a much larger sheet of engraved silver that he cut up to make three bowls. This was the largest one. An alternative title that he considered was 'Beginning a New Life', but, in the words of the artist, all such titles 'are arbitrary'.



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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.

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