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Albion Antiques - Guild of Handicraft, London 1900.
Guild of Handicraft, London 1900.
  Reference #: AN 101315757
  Category: Silver
  Country: United Kingdom
  Year: 1900
  Price: Sold
  Status: SOLD
  Condition: Excellent
  Artist: Charles Ashby
  Medium: Sterling silver
  Metal Type: Silver
  Title: An important two-handled sterling silver bowl and cover, Guild of Handicraft, London 1900.
  Measurements: 11'' across x 5'' high.
  Dealer: Albion Antiques
600 Autumn Lane
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 7703313536
The footed bowl has a hammered texture and is fitted with two looping handles. The lid is set with an enamelled plaque in red, orange and mauve rays emanating from a floral finial set with a round carnelian.
It is fully hallmarked on the side of bowl and under the lid for Guild of Handicraft, London 1900.
The Guild of Handicraft (1888-1907) was the brainchild of Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), basing his concept on the English Medieval Guilds where skilled craftsmen could not only produce hand-crafted goods but also run a school for young apprentices.
It specialised in metalworking, producing jewellery, silverwork, enamels, hand-wrought copper and ironwork, as well as furniture.
It was hugely successful, not only for the Guild but for the movement as a whole, as it inspired other workshops around England and abroad.
Dimensions: 11” across handles, 5” to top of finial. Gross weight: 20 troy oz.
Albion Antiques - Guild of Handicraft, London 1900.
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