Arts and Crafts 3 handled silver trumpet vase

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Arts and Crafts 3 handled silver trumpet vase

£475.00

Antique Reference 2114

Arts and Crafts  silver  3 handled trumpet vase

Description

Description

Arts and Crafts silver 3 handled trumpet vase. A beautiful planished silver vase with 3 tendril supports uniting body and base. Approx 19.4 cm tall. Hallmarked Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company London 1911 and  after a design by Archibald Knox. Beautiful planishing and in excellent original condition. A stunning piece and a fine example of Arts and Crafts hammered silver. See item reference 2021 for a larger version.

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)

Archibald Knox (9 April 1864  Isle of Man– 22 February 1933  Isle of Man), was a Manx designer of Scottish descent. He is best known as being Liberty’s primary designer at the height of their success and influence upon UK and International design. His design talent covered a wide range of objects, ornamental and utilitarian, and included silver and pewter tea sets, jewellery, inkwells, boxes, gravestones, watercolours, graphic designs, calligraphy, a house design, fonts and even bank cheques.

This piece although designed by Knox was made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company.

Date London 1911

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approximate height 19.4 cm

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