Arts and Crafts Copper Mirror William Mawson Keswick

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Arts and Crafts Copper Mirror William Mawson Keswick

£495.00

Antiques Reference 2190

Arts and Crafts Copper Mirror by William Mawson Keswick

Description

Description

William Mawson Keswick Home Industries Arts and Crafts copper mirror with bevelled glass. Oakleaf and acorn design. Stamped W H Mawson Keswick to front and also to the wooden back.

History

The KSIA was established in the Lake District in 1884 by Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley and his wife Edith and ran for 100 years until 1984. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley (1851-1920) was the vicar of Crosthwaite Church, a Canon of Carlisle and a founder member of The National Trust.

The conditions imposed for attending the class were that each man should be locally born and lead a temperate and steady life.

‘The Aim of this school is to find remunerative employment for working men and others, in spare hours, or when out of work, by teaching them such art industries as can be profitably carried out in their own homes’.

The KSIA joined the HAIA in November 1884 at which time it had 30 members aged between 15 and 50. Unlike the other metalwork guilds within the HAIA the KSIA also exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society’s exhibitions.

William Henry Mawson set up the Keswick Home Industries around 1900/01 after leaving the Keswick School of Industrial Arts having won the school prize for best worker in 1898.

Date c 1900

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate diameter 30cm

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