+Damian Garrido 2003 Spain Modernist Geometric ARCO Vase 1/25 In .925 Sterling Silver
Geometric modern "Arco" vase designed by Damian Garrido.
A beautiful sculptural piece, created in Madrid Spain in the silversmith workshop of Damián Garrido, back in 2002. This architectural modernist vase was carefully crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver, with a high polish finish. This piece is part of the "ARCO" collection designed by the second generation of the Garrido company; Juan & Paloma Garrido. Each piece was individually built with modernist patterns, geometric shape and very clean lines.
Edition: This piece in particular is the number 1 of a limited authorized edition of only 25.
Measurements: 299 mm by 159 mm by 116 mm (11.75 x 6.25 x 4.57 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark, the Spanish control mark for the assay of the silver, the edition number and signed, "DAMIAN GARRIDO 1/25 STERLING SILVER".
Damian Garrido, born in Spain in 1931. He completed his training at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid, and by nineteen had become a master in his field. Countless hours would be spent from then onwards to the study of works from past centuries, which would soon inspire intricate works of his own. He was attracted to works from very different periods and origins, but he wanted and knew how to make interpretations of all of them that implied variations with respect to their original models. Among other pieces and craftsmen we can mention the Italian, German and Dutch ewer sets from the 16th century, the German virginal cups from the 16th and 17th centuries; the jugs with a basin from the beginning of the French rococo or following the English Paul Storr; the games of ewer in the line of Auguste U Odiot and within the Hispanic, mancerinas, candlesticks from Cordoba, navetas from Compostela and neoclassical clerks from Antonio Martínez. But these are just a few examples cited almost at random and from memory, since the catalog of what Garrido has done is vast and impossible to limit in a few short lines.
As a result of his son and daughter, Juan and Paloma Garrido, joining the firm in 1985, Damián introduced a new line of work based on original designs. This change of direction favored and inspired by his descendants as marked by traditional custom would grant his artistic trajectory its definitive impulse, giving rise to the novel contemporary collection, which would occupy the artist during the last years of his life. Since then, Juan and Paloma have gradually enhanced this collection with new high-quality pieces of decorative art. At present their designs can be admired at the most prestigious jewellers, art galleries and silverware collections, both in Spain and abroad, as well as in those of numerous private and public institutions. (With thanks from Damian Garrido).
Literature: Damian Garrido, Un Orfebre del Siglo XX (A silversmith of the 20th Century). J. Garrido, P. Maceira, Bilingual Edition, Madrid 2002. Pp-123 Illustrated.
Collateral: It is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity stating the edition number.
Note: The edition of only 25 pieces is already finished and close.
Awards: Best Traditional Madrid Artisan. Awarded on the 9th of December 1981 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid. Silver Prize in the Iberjoya Fair, 1986. Diploma to a Master Craftsman. Awarded by the Guild of Artisans of Madrid on the 28th of June 1989. European Economic Community Diploma. Awarded on the 29th of March of 1994 through the European Academy of the Arts. Honorary Mention for the export of Quality Goods. Awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid on the 23rd of July of 1997. Exhibitor-Founder Certificate. Awarded by the Actilibre Foundation in Madrid on the 15th of June of 2000 at the II Salón Europeo de Liturgia, Imaginería y Patrimonio, Ekumene
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the sterling silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D0000SNNN/.1111