A new silver and enamel virge for Winchester Cathedral. This was funded by a private donor in memory of his wife. The virge was fabricated by Tom Wellburn in his workshop in Winchester. The design was inspired by the gilded quire screen cross. The front and back of the cross are deeply recessed and have a distinctive 'beaten' finish. The sides are highly polished. The enamelled centres are subtly different in colour and composition. They are inspired by photos of the Earth and of distant nebulas. The virge was designed and made in 2020.
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