Arts and Crafts hammered silver centrepiece

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Arts and Crafts hammered silver centrepiece

£1,450.00

Antique Reference 1996

Arts and Crafts silver centrepiece

Description

Description

English Arts and Crafts hammered silver centrepiece. A large bowl standing on 3 curved feet. Approx size 18 cm tall and 23 cm diameter. Hallmarked London 1911 maker Pearce and Sons. Excellent original condition. A beautiful piece and a fine example of Arts and Crafts planishing and design.

History

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). Visually, the style had much in common with its contemporary art nouveau and it played a role in the founding of Bauhaus and modernism.

Major names in the Arts and Crafts movement were

William Morris  who set up his own company with fellow artists called Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co in 1861, (later just Morris & Co), which produced everything from furniture and textiles to wallpaper and jewellery

William de Morgan who designed and made  glass, tiles and pottery

C F A Voysey who designed and made wallpaper, textiles and silverware

Date London 1911

Condition Excellent original condition with clear Hallmarks

Dimensions Approx size 18 cm tall and 23 cm diameter

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