Arts and Crafts hammered silver box with chrysoprase cabochons by Ramsden and Carr

£4,950.00

Antiques Reference 2348

Arts and Crafts hammered silver box with chrysoprase cabochons by Ramsden and Carr

Description

An exceptional rare and beautiful Arts and Crafts hammered silver box by Ramsden and Carr. The lid beautifully decorated with 5 green  chrysoprase cabochon stones. Superb quality and design. Hallmarked Ramsden and Carr London 1908 to both the base and top. Good clear hallmarks.

History

Omar Ramsden (1873-1940) and Alwyn Charles Ellison Carr (1872-1940) met at the Sheffield School of Art, where Ramsden attended evening classes from 1890. They both won four-year scholarships at the School, Carr in 1893 and Ramsden a year later. Their partnership was formed by February 1898, when they registered a mark in London. They worked initially at the Stamford Bridge Studios in Chelsea, moving to the Albert Studios in Battersea in 1901, and then to St Dunstan’s Studios, Fulham in 1905. The partnership was dissolved in 1919

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. The movement had an “extraordinary flowering” in Scotland where it was represented by the development of the ‘Glasgow Style’ which was based on the talent of the Glasgow School of Art. Structured more by a set of ideals than a prescriptive style, the Movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, a group founded in London in 1887 that had as its first president the artist and book illustrator Walter Crane. The Society’s chief aim was to assert a new public relevance for the work of decorative artists (historically they had been given far less exposure than the work of painters and sculptors)

Date Hallmarked Ramsden and Carr London 1908

Condition Excellent original condition with a little light wear commensurate with age.

Dimensions Approximate width 11 cm and height 11 cm

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