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Quatrefoil relief wyvern wall hanging - limited edition of five - THREE SOLD

Quatrefoil relief wyvern wall hanging - limited edition of five - THREE SOLD

By Tom Buchanan


Limited edition of 12

Cast sculpture in gesmonite


Size: H:45cm x W:45cm



This original, individually cast Gothic revival wall hanging is perfect for our Eye of the Beholder Christmas show and exclusive to us.

A wyvern is a legendary dragon with two legs, commonly seen in heraldry and European folklore. The quatrefoil motif is found in art, architecture, heraldry and traditional Christian symbolism.


First modelled in clay, Tom then makes a silicone mould and casts the sculpture in gesmonite.

It is based on a design made by Augustus Pugin – the Arts & Crafts 'Gothic Revival' architect and designer who is well known in Tetbury for his part in designing the fabulously ornate, medieval-style St Saviour's Church just off the centre of the town.


The wyvern is coiled in the centre with leaves emerging from its body and filling each part of the quatrefoil. There are also dove's-foot crane's-bill geranium flowers in each corner.


Ideal to hang in a garden, conservatory or garden room*, the relief can be painted to match décor but looks great in its natural colour. An ideal Christmas gift.


All allusions to Games of Thrones and 'mother of dragons' (who got her dragons and two-legged wyverns rather confused) are purely coincidental.


* They are moderately frost proof but should be brought inside in the winter


    City & Guilds woodcarving student, Tom, produces exquisite wood carvings that hark back to the historic decorative woodwork of Anglo-Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.


    One of only a small number of classically-trained ornamental carvers in the country, London-based Tom is upholding and carrying forward the dying art of an endangered craft.


    Using time-honoured skills honed through expert tuition and perfected in painstaking study pieces, Tom creates exuberant virtuoso works of art for the 21st century; tactile pieces that challenge and delight the perceptions of viewers and offer the most unusual and prized of artworks to lucky owners.


    Spencer House Gallery is proud to be the first to offer an ongoing showcase to Tom and his extraordinary talents.

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