A pair of Art Deco silver dishes

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A pair of Art Deco silver dishes

£525.00

Antiques reference 2285

A pair of Art Deco silver dishes

Description

Description

A pair of Art Deco silver dishes with handles. The bowls stand on a stepped base and have geometric shaped handles. Hallmarked William Neale and Sons Birmingham 1936. Approx weight 15.4 troy ounces.

History

Art Deco was named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925. It was the  successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, and glass it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.

Its chief difference from art nouveau is the influence of cubism which gives art deco design generally a more fragmented, geometric character. However, imagery based on plant forms, and sinuous curves remained in some art deco design, for example that of Clarice Cliff. Art deco also varied in its influences, taking inspiration from ancient Egyptian art, Aztec and other ancient Central American art. It also drew on the modern architecture and design of the Bauhaus, and of architects such as Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe.

Date Hallmarked William Neale and Sons Birmingham 1936.

Size  Diameter including handles 25.5 cm Diameter of the bowl only 15 cm Overall height 5 cm

Condition Excellent original condition

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