Arts and Crafts silver spoon by Walker and Hall


Antiques Reference 2240

Arts and Crafts silver spoon



Arts and Crafts silver spoon by Walker and Hall. Clearly hallmarked Sheffield 1915 Walker and Hall. A delightful addition to any arts and crafts or silver collection


Walker and Hall started in 1845 under its principal George Walkerand were originally one of the major electroplaters in Sheffield. Although Waker and Hall operated mainly from Sheffield they also registered marks in both London and Birmingham

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 Sheffield 1915 Walker and Hall

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approximate length 12.5cm

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