Standing 51cm high, these enamelled vases are designed with game birds and plant life from the British Isles, with a particular reference to Scotland, and include 25 types of birds, with a total of 41 birds over the two vases.
The Jacques Cartier Memorial Award was introduced in 1958 and has been awarded just 40 times out of a possible 63. Fred is the only person to have been awarded this 4 times, and was completely bowled over by comments from the judges. In their opinion there is no one in the world producing work of this quality in terms of design and craftsmanship, nor has there been in the past. This is high praise indeed and reflects the thousands of hours it took to design and produce this magnificent pair of vases. Believe it or not, there is over 100 meters of 22 carat gold cloisonné wire in the two vases.