Arts and Crafts silver Bridge Games box

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Arts and Crafts silver Bridge Games box

£795.00

Antiques reference 2268

Arts and Crafts silver Bridge Games Box

Description

An Arts and Crafts Silver Bridge games box. Hand hammered and with the word Bridge diagonally across the top of the box. Lines with 2 areas for cards in the bottom half and a pocket in the top half. Hallmarked Sydenham Brothers London 1908 t one side of the box and the remains of a retailers mark to the underside – possibly Waring and Son London. Remains of a small old repair to one side of the back base otherwise in excellent original condition. An unusual and useful box.

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)

Date London 1908 Sydenham Brothers.

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approximate length 15cm width 10 cm and height 5.5 cm

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