Designer, Sarah Whitehurst depicts a scene of trench warfare using sketched pencil strokes to create a sense of memory and reflection. The imagery powerfully emphasises both the physical and psychological impacts of battle, but also the welcomed companionship that war dogs provided. Oversized Flanders field poppies adorn each side of this piece, adding strong scarlet colours whilst symbolising both healing and remembrance. Inspired by World War II propaganda textiles, Sarah has concealed the words "lest we forget" around the base of the piece, which can be deciphered using a mirrored surface (see photographs). "Mirror writing" was used on garments during the war allowing citizens to support the troops in another way.This had an immediate effect on the wearer who would be reminded of their patriotic duty, every time they glanced in a mirror. A beautiful and thought provoking limited edition commemorative paperweight - full of subtle symbolism - that would make a super addition to any collection, as a gift to yourself or a loved one. Exclusively hand-crafted in England of fine bone china. A 1st quality piece with gold stopper, signed certificate of authentication and special gold backstamp.
A Limited Edition of only 500 Pieces. Decoration Design by Sarah Whitehurst. 22 carat gold decoration and fine detailing. Height 6.25" (16cm) Length 7.25" (18.5cm).Complete with the Royal Crown Derby presentation box. Please note that for every sale of our commemorative paperweights we will be making a donation to a suitable charity - so thank you! This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "derbycollectables" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped worldwide.