Made by designer-maker Vicki Ambery-Smith, who creates delicate and ornate small-scale jewellery and boxes inspired by real and imaginary buildings. These are based on the Bank of England, the original of which Soane was the architect.
Vicki Ambery-Smith creates delicate and ornate small-scale jewellery and boxes inspired by real and imaginary buildings. Especially attracted to the structural clarity and minimal ornament of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, she also uses forms reminiscent of the modernist structures of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright sometimes explicitly, as in the brooch Guggenheim Museum (NY), 1998.
More recently she has become attracted to contemporary and future architecture, working on brooches based on Daniel Libeskind’s bold, jarring forms, a significant move away from the classic structures with which her jewellery is associated.