Silver Vases - Crystal Body - Medium
This unique crystal vase has a sturdy handmade hall marked removable silver base. It is a classically beautiful holder for all kinds of flower arrangements from fresh to dry, traditional to contemporary. This vase from the JA Campbell "Appetite" collection is the middle one of three sizes available and suits most occasions.
Throughout the year as the seasons change this vase can be used to announce the arrival of the each new season.
Either the silver or the crystal can be engraved to convey a personal message of your choice, a picture or logo.
A sterling silver and crystal vase is an ideal gift for a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday or simply for yourself or loved one. If the occasion is a golden wedding then the silver base can be gold plated or even made from gold. Also available is a vase made purely of sterling silver which comes in three sizes.
Choose silver to enjoy, as an investment or as a treasured heirloom to pass to the next generation. For those seeking a higher investment we can also make these using gold or platinum.
To not just please but delight is the aim of Master Silversmith John Campbell, whenever a piece of handmade sterling silver leaves his workshop. The design features and quality in every item made by craftsmen at JA Campbell are unique.
In the unlikely event of unexpected damage, we provide a repair/replacement service. Rest assured that all our products are made up to a standard, not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is fully satisfied.
For those interested in how we create this article, a brief description follows:
They are made in 3 parts; a top spinning, a base spinning and a crystal vase body. Spinning is an old method of producing round hollow articles from sheet material using a metal 'spinning' lathe. This is quite like a heavy duty wood-turning lathe. Its use is still practical today for medium to small production runs which are typical of the silversmith. Kitchen utensils and, before plastic, photographic accessories were often made this way. A solid male former/model known as a 'chuck' is made on the lathe. This can be removed and used again at a later date. A disc of metal, (in this case silver), is clamped on the chuck with the back centre and while the assembly is spinning, it is coaxed over the chuck using a spinning tool. This tool is usually made by the craftsman himself during his apprenticeship. It is a highly polished hardened steel burnisher with a rounded pointed side and a flat side. Using left and right strokes, a wooden stick known as a back stick, using lubricant, it is forced over the chuck. Articles with a greater diameter-to-depth ratio will need several 'anneals', that is, to make red hot in order to soften the metal, before the article reaches completion. The finished article is then trimmed, whilst rotating, with a sharp, hand-held turning tool.
The top spinning is turned out to fit the particular vase body and both are numbered accordingly. The top and base are then lapped together by rolling the edge of the base over the bottom roll of the top component to form one unit.
At this stage in the making, the item is punched with the maker's punch, JAC in a triangle, the initials of John Campbell and the registered symbol with the Assay offices. It is then sent to the London Assay Office for testing of each and every part. Only if all the components prove to be better than 92.5% pure silver are the hallmarks punched into the surface while being supported by a steel stake or tool. The English hallmarking system is one of the oldest and best forms of consumer protection and dates back to the 1400's having international recognition. Upon return from hallmarking it is passed to the polishing shop where Colin and his team, using 4 different grades of compound, polish each one to the brightness associated with silver. Ultrasonic cleaning takes place and the item is then rinsed and inspected. The vase and base are matched, pushed together and placed into presentation boxes.
Note; The flowers were supplied by the Little Florist from Brentwood, England.
You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.
Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.
Suggested position:On side or underneath silver base or on crystal body
Recommended maximum characters: 200
For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.
Compose your personal engraving message after adding this product to your basket.