The Arts and Crafts movement (c. 1860 – 1910), initiated by William Morris in 1861, was made up of English designers and writers who wanted to return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items.
They used traditional craftsmanship and simple forms. Medieval, romantic, or folk styles, often inspired by nature were recurring themes in their work.
Parent of Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement continued into the new period and after 1900 merged into the newer style.
From its British origins, the Arts and Crafts movement in decorative and fine arts began to flourish in Europe and North American around 1880 and later inspired the Mingei or ‘folk art’ movement in Japan in the 1920s.
From beautiful hallmarked silver bowls to vases and fine copper and bronze decorative pieces, we invite you to browse our collection of Arts and Crafts antiques.