Melt silver, and it pours like milk. Hammer it, and it still moves – but much more slowly.

The work of the British silversmith Ndidi Ekubia is inspired by this idea of flow. Her abstract vessels feature an all-over texture of hammered marks. The effect is like rippling waves, as if the metal were caught in liquid form.

For Mirror Mirror, Ekubia has created a custom suite of objects, with the graduated sizes of a garniture - a set of ceramics you sometimes see on historic mantelpieces. Their reflective surfaces play off those of two large pier glasses (mirrors supplied to Chatsworth by John Gumley in 1703), and an impressive silver chandelier in the style of Daniel Marot, commissioned by the 1st Duke to celebrate acquiring the Dukedom. In this stately company, Ekubia’s gleaming vessels introduce a note of pure, surging vitality.

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