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Pair of 'Dented Bowls': M.1A & B-2004

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Current Location: In storage


Pair of 'Dented Bowls'


Maker: Christensen, Ane


  • Bowl
  • Category: contemporary craft



Two bowls of different sizes, copper, pierced, and patinated green.


History note: Purchased by the donors from the maker

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-03-01) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


21st Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2003


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Ane Christensen studied Jewellery Design at London Guildhall University and after graduating became a studio assistant to silversmiths Howard Fenn and Alfred Pain in London between 1995 and 1997. She completed an MA at the Royal College of Art, London in 1999 and established her studio in London with the aid of a Crafts Council setting-up grant in 2001. Christensen works with a range of metals, including silver, steel and aluminium to fabricate both functional and decorative domestic objects. Her work is characterized by simple forms which arise from direct working of the metal sheet, making full use of traditional techniques such as hand-raising and piercing. Ane Christensen: ‘The starting point of my work is a strictly economical use of my material. Each piece is made from a single sheet of metal with no elements added or removed.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Surface composed of patination ( green)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Raised (metal forming process) : Copper, raised, pierced, and dented, and patinated green

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1A & B-2004
Primary reference Number: 118393
Entry form: 198
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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