Robert Glober M.A. RCA
Artist Craftsman in gold and silver.
Robert Glover’s very first piece of jewellery was designed and made to such a high standard that it was selected for the front cover of an important book on the craft. At the time he was studying at the Hornsey College of Art, London and was only 17 years of age.
Subsequently he entered an international competition for product design, competing against professional, established designers and architects, and to his astonishment, (but not his tutor’s), he received the coveted first prize from over 3000 entries from 27 countries. He was presented with the award from Lord Melchett of British Steel at the London Design Centre and escorted to a dinner in his honour at Elizabeth Taylor’s penthouse suite in the Dorchester hotel London. This was followed by TV, radio and press articles covering this prestigious award. By this time, he was still only 19.
Among many other awards and presentations, he won first prize for design from Rotary watches of Switzerland and was awarded a place at the Royal College of Art at only 21, where he received his Masters degree.
At the time of his convocation, his whole degree collection was featured in “Design magazine” and the subsequent response enabled him to open his first design studio in Soho, London.
A model figure-head for a renowned Greek shipping magnate, in 18 carat gold, weighing in excess of 28 oz troy (871 gm).
A range of cuff-links and accessories for Piere Cardin.
A large silver salver as a presentation to the chairman of Hyundai ship building company.
Sculpted jewellery in 18 carat pink and green golds with coloured diamonds for Eric Clapton.
The Master’s Badge of Office in 18 carat white and pink gold, enamel and diamonds for the London livery company, the Worshipful Company of Distillers.
Celebration goblets presented to HRH Princess Grace of Monaco in collaboration with Farm Street church, Mayfair, London.
Ladies’ watch in 18 carat gold weighing 4oz (125 gm) incorporating a large Australian Opal as a hinged lid, adorned with Russian diamonds for a private collector.
A large silver gilt and enamelled plaque for the Cunard Flag Ship QE2 commemorating the ship’s service during the Falklands conflict.
Silverware for HM the Queen’s visit to D’Oyly Carte centenary celebrations at Stratford upon Avon.
Silverware celebrating HRH the Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s Royal wedding .
Sterling silver and enamel Poppy brooches for the Royal British Legion, and presented to the Royal family.
Sterling silver accessories for Dunhill.
Silverware for HM the Queen Mother’s birthday celebrations.
Regimental silverware for both the Parachute Regiment and the Brigade of Guards.
His works include major television awards, exclusive corporate and military presentations together with commissions from private collectors in Europe and Japan, where his innovative designs have been sought after.
He has even made special time-pieces with English hand-made movements for collectors in Switzerland, together with time-pieces in sterling silver for Rolls Royce Motor-Cars.
In 1991, he sculpted the original and now famous iconic Brit-Awards trophy for the UK music industry.
Enamelling 2 large scale reproductions of the Victoria and George crosses awarded for Valour and Gallantry and set in stone at a Royal ceremony attended by H.M the Queen at Westminster Abbey.
Engraved/Enamelled an exclusive 18ct fountain pen for President Putin
Prototyping of jewellery for Baccarat in Paris.
The design/making of a range of Sterling Silver desk and table top accessories for Montegrappa.
Enamelling the Dubai F1 Motor racing trophies.
The design, engraving, and enamelling of writing instruments for major European manufacturers, including Conway- Stewart, Chopard, Michel Perchin Montegrappa, Tibaldi, and Giorgio Armani
For 2011 it was requested by Rolls Royce Motor Cars that he should engrave/enamel the dash-board time-pieces for the new ltd edition Spirit of Ecstasy series.
For 2013 The development of hand made cigarette cases for Sobranie, in 18ct. Gold with rubies and diamonds, to hold their famous black and gold leaf tipped cigarettes.