Artist: Shi Jun
Cooperative client: British Parliament
Project location: Buckingham Palace, UK
Specification size: 750*650*1400mm
Material: enamel, gilt, cupronickel
Creation time: 2012
Introduction: "The Queen's Throne" is a work customized by the British Parliament to Shi Jun on the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 2012. This throne was hand-made by 73 professional craftsmen, after more than 2760 hours and 50 complicated and rigorous processes, the work was also permanently collected by Buckingham Palace.
The queen’s throne is a traditional European-style seat as the overall shape, the main frame is copper cloisonné enamel, thousands of copper flowers are manually studded, and 200 grams of gold gilt technology is used. The seat cushion of the Throne, the backrest is made of European-style fabric cushion to achieve perfect comfort. The main color of the Throne is navy blue, a special color for the British royal family, and the seat head and armrests are large-scale engraved with the British national flower-rose pattern, partially embellished with rich jade Layering, smooth line stripes embodies the nobility, imperial bearing and prestige of the royal family.
This royal seat not only means that the Chinese cloisonné enamel process is recognized by the British royal family, but the design concept of the integration of Chinese and Western also makes it a representative of contemporary enamel art.