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Manx Coronation gift recognises King's passion for environment and continues 600 year-old tradition

Thu, 04 May 2023

A handcrafted wooden bowl, inlaid with peregrine falcons made from recycled silver, is to be gifted to Their Majesties King Charles – Lord of Mann – and Queen Camilla, on behalf of the people of the Isle of Man.

The bowl was designed and made by Manx artists to reflect the Monarch’s passion for the environment and traditional craftsmanship – whilst referencing the Island’s rich heritage, language and culture.

Nature inspired artist Graham Hall lovingly shaped the bowl at his studio in Grenaby from a fallen Elm found in woodland near Tynwald Hill.

Graham said: “I was honoured to take on this special commission, which reflects the King’s passion for sustainability and the natural world, where I take my inspiration.”

The 52cm high bowl is embellished with a pair of peregrine falcons, created by Claire and Scott Pearse (Element Isle) in Tynwald Mills, continuing a tradition dating back more than 600 years. 

Silversmith, Claire Pearse said: “It was a privilege to work on such an important gift and the recycled silver used is in keeping with the sustainability concept.”



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