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Home, Garden & Natural History
Auction date Tuesday, 26 September 2023 13:00 - 16:00 BST Summers Place Auctions, The Walled Garden, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9AB
Category: Live
Type: Live Auction
Departments: Garden Statuary, Natural History
Catalogue Launch Date:
10 Sept 2023
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Included in this auction are  sculptural pieces by Tom Merrifield.

In 1976 Tom was commissioned by the Society for West End Theatres to create the sculpture given to the winners of The Olivier Awards (then named the SWET Awards). For the next eight years he would spend months preparing the numerous pieces required for each ceremony which so many of theatre’s top talent now hold in pride of place on their mantelpieces

Possibly the most poignant of sculptures Tom has created is that depicting Diana, Princess of Wales. Having met and connected instantly with the Princess long before she died, Tom was considered by the British Red Cross to be best suited to create an exquisite bust of their former patron; now displayed at the Red Cross headquarters in London.

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