Art Nouveau english silver 4 handled bowl


Antiques Reference 2427

Art Nouveau english silver 4 handled bowl



An unusual oval shaped Art Nouveau hallmarked silver 4 handled bowl. Beautifully designed 4 bifurcated shaped feet and a decorative raised edge. Made in Birmingham by Horton and Allday in 1906. There is a registered design number to the underside. Excellent original condition and a beautiful piece


Horton and Allday The firm was founded in Birmingham c. 1860 by Alfred George Horton and Harry Allday. Horton died in 1886 and the business was continued by Allday alone maintaining the name Horton & Allday. The firm was active at 193 Warstone Lane, Birmingham where they remained until 1931 when moved to 58 Northampton Street.
London offices were at 6 Arundell Street Coventry Street, Leicester Square, (1913) and 47 Poland Street, London (1913). Horton & Allday entered hallmarks in Birmingham, Chester (‘H & A’: 1894, 1895 and 1906), London (‘H.A’ in 1887 and ‘Hn & Ay’ in 1897) and Sheffield (‘H & A’: 1903) Assay Offices.
The firm participated to the 1915 and 1920 editions of the British Industries Fair.

Art Nouveau, ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewellery and glass design, posters, and illustration. It was a deliberate attempt to create a new style, free of the imitative historicism that dominated much of 19th-century art and design. About this time the term Art Nouveau was coined, in Belgium by the periodical L’Art Moderne to describe the work of the artist group Les Vingt and in Paris by S. Bing, who named his gallery L’Art Nouveau. The style was called Jugendstil in Germany, Sezessionstil in Austria, Stile Floreale (or Stile Liberty) in Italy, and Modernismo (or Modernista) in Spain.

Date Birmingham 1906 Horton and Allday.

Condition Excellent original condition.  Clear hallmarks

Dimensions width including handles 19.5cm x 14 cm and 7 cm high

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