Kevin Coates

'THE HARMONY OF ARTS AND VIRTUES , COURT CUP for Dr Timothy Schroder

2006

Sterling silver, parcel gilt, part oxidised, coral and chrysophrase

Dr Timothy Schroder, Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company 2015–16 and 2019–20, is a Renaissance historian. The design of the Court Cup he commissioned from Coates is governed by Golden Section geometries and promotes the values of Renaissance humanism.

The measured drawing, recently given to the Company by Dr Schroder, presents a revised proportional scheme for the Cup for Dr Schroder’s approval as patron.