|The Duchess of Cornwall's Worshipful Company of Plaisterers Badge|
Seeing an opportunity to encourage the work of young craftspeople, the Company held a competition for the design of the brooch through the Goldsmiths' Centre and The Goldsmiths' Company. The winning design was created by 19-year-old Joshua Ganes and was crafted at the Centre in the studio of silversmith Clive Burr.The Master welcomes our Honorary Liveryman, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall pic.twitter.com/YTZdj0BAZd— Plaisterers' Company (@Plaisterers) May 28, 2015
The badge has the Company's coat of arms, which includes depictions of plastering tools, at its center and a surround that was inspired by the plasterwork at Plaisterers' Hall. Made from silver and silver gilt, it also includes white and blue enamel together with diamonds and blue sapphires. It can be worn as a brooch or as a pendant, and will surely be used by The Duchess of Cornwall for all future events with the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers.The Duchess receives a Livery Badge brooch at a reception hosted by The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. pic.twitter.com/PQn3vudGMU— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 27, 2015
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