Arts and Crafts silver swing handled basket

//Arts and Crafts silver swing handled basket

Arts and Crafts silver swing handled basket

£895.00

Antiques Reference 2237

Arts and Crafts hammered silver swing handle basket

Description

Description

Arts and Crafts hammered silver swing handled basket. The bowl is of a pinched oval shape and stands on a stylised wrythen base. An unusual piece. Hallmarked London 1906 maker Walter Charles Barker.

A beautiful and useful piece of arts and crafts silver

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 1906 Walter Charles Barker

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approximate length 30.5 cm 20 cm wide height including handle 17 cm height excluding handle 6.5 cm weight approx. 26.5 troy ounces

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