Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this rare set of six Liberty teaspoons in their original Liberty box. As far as I know these are the only teaspoons of this design known and they are of remarkable quality.
These spoons are unlike nearly all others I have handled in the Liberty Cymric range. Of a good gauge of silver, they are hand made with a complex wire work design. The designer of these spoons can confidently be attributed to Bernard Cuzner – similar wirework can be seen on a spoon by him in the Art Workers Quarterly Vol 5 issue 18 April 1906 p 18 that was exhibited at the 1906 Arts and crafts society Exhibition. They are model 387 in the Liberty Silver sketch book. Whilst it cannot be ruled out these were designed by Cuzner and made by Haseler, the quality of the workmanship suggests these may have been made by Cuzner.
Condition of box and spoons is outstanding. Each is marked for Birmingham, 1902, Liberty.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Bernard Cuzner (attrib)
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, “c”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 10.0 cm long
Weight: 0.3 0z, 9 grams each