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Hector Miller

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Hector Miller: born 1945 West Sussex. Local art school in Worthing then at Hornsey College of Art where he studied three dimensional design. While at the Royal College of Art (1965-68) under Robert Goodden he won a competition to design and make a pair of ceremonial batons for the Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh. MDes 1971. Joined the Clerkenwell workshop of Stuart Devlin where he was a designer/manager for 3 years - notable commissions he designed at this time and made in the Devlin workshop were a dinner service for the Shah of Iran (1974), a gold cup for the EEC and the York Minister goblet, the first of a long series of commemorative projects for English Cathedrals. He was also responsible for the manufacture of the cruet designed and engraved by Malcolm Appleby for The Silver Trust. Set up his own company in 1974 and in 1975 bought the 62 Rochester Place workshop of Leslie Durbin on his retirement and now employs 15 craftsmen and still works from the same address. Made a Liveryman of the Goldsmith's Company in 1986 and held exhibitions there from 1968. In 1993 was commissioned by the Hall to produce 3 cruets for the top table at Court luncheons in the Hall and 2 salvers for Downing Street. He became a member of the Company's Modern Collection Committee and was elected a member of the Court of Assistants in 2000 in recognition of his service to the craft. He also produced a Freedom Pen Stand for the Hall that was the first piece of silver to be struck with the Millennium hallmark at the London Assay Office.
 




HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin RingHECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Hector Miller
London 1975
Diameter: 4 cm

£90 



HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Hector Miller
London 1975
Diameter: 4 cm

£90 


HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin Ring

HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin RingHECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Hector Miller
London 1975
Diameter: 4 cm

£90 



HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin Ring

Silver Napkin Ring
Hector Miller
London 1975
Diameter: 4.5 cm

£110 


HECTOR MILLER Silver Napkin  Ring

HECTOR MILLER Vase/GobletHECTOR MILLER Vase/Goblet

Silver Gilt & Crystal Vase/Goblet
Hector Miller
London 1982
Height: 20 cm

£395


Limited edition of 250 for Mulberry Hall, York

Hand cut Stuart Crystal and pearl set silver gilt to commemorate the birth of Prince William

Original box, certificate and paperwork

(Original cost £285)
 



AURUM Silver Gilt Salt

Silver Gilt Salt set with cultured pearl
Aurum
London 1982
Height: 6 cm

£350

Limited edition of 250 Designed by Hector Miller to commemorate the birth of Prince William of Wales.

Welsh Dragon sculpted by Tim Minett

Original price in 1982 £325 each or £640 a pair

Two available 


AURUM Silver Gilt Salt

AURUM Silver RosebowlAURUM Silver Rosebowl

Silver Rosebowl
Hector Miller
London 1987
Diameter: 16 cm
Height: 19.5 cm

£450

Limited edition of 250 commemorating Queen Elizabeth II 60th Birthday 



AURUM Silver Taperstick Holder/Centrepiece

Silver Gilt Taperstick Holder/Centrepiece
Hector Miller for Aurum
London 1983
Limited Edition of 250
Diameter: 9.5 cm
Height: 11 cm

£295 


AURUM Silver Taperstick Holder/Centrepiece

Silver "York" BeakerSilver "York" Beaker

London 1972
Aurum
Hector Miller
Height: 16.5cm
Limited edition of 500

£550

With brown box and leaflets

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Limited edition of 500 on the 500th Anniversary of completion of the Gothic Minster and completion of restoration works

This was the first that Hector Miller produced for Aurum and was made in the workshops of Stuart Devlin where he was working at the time. He left soon afterwards and set up his own workshop to continue the Aurum production.
 



AURIUM Silver 'York' Bowl

Silver 'York' Bowl
London 1972
Hector Miller for Aurum
Diameter: 11.5 cm

£275

Certificate

Limited edition of 1000 on the 500th Anniversary of completion of the Gothic Minster and completion of restoration works

This was the first that Hector Miller produced for Aurum and was made in the workshops of Stuart Devlin where he was working at the time. He left soon afterwards and set up his own workshop to continue the Aurum production. 


AURIUM Silver 'York' Bowl

Silver "Royal Christening" DishSilver "Royal Christening" Dish

London 1982
Aurum
Hector Miller

Height: 8cm
Width: 11cm


£295

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Made to comemorate the birth and christening of Prince William.
 



Silver Candlestick

London 1989
Aurum
Hector Miller
Height: 25cm
Boxed with certificate

£450

Limited edition of 500 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of York to commemorate the restoration of York Minster following the great fire of 9th July 1984

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Silver Candlestick

Silver CoasterSilver Coaster

Silver Coaster for Hereford Cathedral
Aurum
London 1982
Designed by John Sutherland - Hawes
He started Aurum
Made by Hector Miller
Limited Edition
Diameter 13.5 cm

£395 



Silver "Chichester" Goblet

London 1976
Aurum
Desmond Clen-Murphy
Height: 17cm
White box

£450

Limited edition of 600 made by order of the Dean & Chapter to commemorate the ninth centenary of the foundation of Chichester Cathedral in 1975 


Silver "Chichester" Goblet

Silver "Epping Forest" GobletSilver "Epping Forest" Goblet

London 1978
Aurum
Hector Miller
Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
Weight:397g
White box & certificate

£450

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These originally cost £246 each; £490 pair or £1464 for 6 



Silver "Ely Cathedral" Goblet

Silver "Ely Cathedral" Goblet
London 1973
Designed by John Willmin
Made by Hector Miller for Aurum
Height: 16.8 cm

£550

With box - no certificate

A limited edition of 673 made by order of the Dean and Chapter of Ely to commemorate the thirteenth centenary of the foundation in 673 AD

Boc, certificate, booklet and signed letter 


Silver "Ely Cathedral" Goblet

Silver 'Hereford' GobletSilver 'Hereford' Goblet

London 1976
Aurum
Designed by John Sutherland - Hawes
(Managing Director of Aurum)
Limited Edition
Height:16.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm
White box + Certificate

£450

Limited Edition of 676 made by order of The Lord Bishop of Hereford to commemorate the thirteenth centenary of the foundation of the diocese in 676 AD

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and see engraved details on the base 



Silver "Blackburn" Aurum Goblet

London 1976
Aurum
Designed by Hector Miller
Height:17cm
Diameter: 8cm

£395


Limited edition to celebrate the fiftieth of Blackburn Catherdral

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Silver "Blackburn" Aurum Goblet

Silver "Canterbury" GobletSilver "Canterbury" Goblet

London 1989
Aurum
Hector Miller
Height: 16.5cm
Limited edition of 500
Box and certificate

£395

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Silver "St Pauls" Aurum Goblet

London 1975
Aurum
Designed by Jocelyn Burton
Height: 16cm
Diameter: 8cm

£395

Limited edition of 600 made by order of the Dean & Chapter of St Paul's to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the cathedral in 1675

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Silver "St Pauls" Aurum Goblet

Silver "Winchester" Aurum BowlSilver "Winchester" Aurum Bowl

London 1979
Aurum
Hector Miller
Length: 17cm
£250

Limited edition to commemorate the ninth centenary of
Winchester Cathedral
 



Silver St Paul's Cathedral Bowl
London 1975
Jocelyn Burton for Aurum
Made to commemorate St Pauls Cathedral
See note on enlarged picture
Diameter:
£250

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Silver St Paul's Cathedral Bowl

Silver Aurum Jubilee DishSilver Aurum Jubilee Dish
London 1977
Aurum Designs
Limited edition to comemorate the Silver Jubilee
Diameter: 11½cm



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