Liberty and Co Arts and Crafts silver 2 handled bowl

£795.00

Antique Reference 2439

Liberty and Co Arts and Crafts silver 2 handled bowl

 

Description

A beautiful Arts and Crafts Liberty and Co 2 handled silver footed bowl. The hammered silver bowl is finely decorated with a stylised design at both the top of the bowl and the foot.  Hallmarked Liberty and Co Birmingham 1916 and numbered 5859. A beautiful example 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)

Few people can claim to have been quite so influential in the history of modern design as Arthur Lasenby Liberty. From a small shop, opened in 1875 on the corner of Regent Street, Liberty was to popularise an idiom now known simply as “Liberty style”. Originally importing exotic household goods from the east, within 25 years Liberty was commissioning work from some of the finest British Avant-garde designers and retailing in a way that made it accessible to a much larger public.

 

Date Hallmarked Liberty and Co Birmingham 1916

Condition Excellent original condition. Clear hallmarks.

Dimensions Approximate width 17.5cm including handles height 7.5cm

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