Double Bow

On display

Valerie Stewart, together with Joan Crossley-Holland, founded the Oxford Gallery in 1968. Valerie's main interest was in jewellery and metalwork and through the gallery she played an important role in promoting a number of extremely talented young artists, including Wendy Ramshaw CBE, the creator of this work. 'Double Bow' evolved from a piece Wendy made for the Oxford Gallery in 1977, entitled 'Bowring', to mark the Gallery's 100th exhibition.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)


  • Title

    Double Bow

  • Artist/maker

    Wendy Ramshaw (1939 - 2018) (sculptor)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    nickel-alloy, yellow and white gold, lapis lazuli, sapphire, ruby, silver, enamel, gold dust, turned

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.4 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Made for the Museum, with funds presented by an anonymous donor in memory of Valerie Stewart (1936-2005), 2008.

  • Museum location

    Third floor | Gallery 63 | Sickert and his Contemporaries
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

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