A Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft silver brooch

Price range: £1,000-5,000

For sale is this stunning Guild of Handicraft silver and blue enamel brooch, set with turquoise around the edges forming a stylized flower. Very similar designs by Ashbee can be seen in “Jewellery & Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition”, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 119.

This exact brooch was exhibited in 2017 at Court Barn Museum’s “Cockney’s in Arcadia” exhibition.  It comes in a Tadema Gallery box from where it was originally acquired.

Condition is very good with slight discolouration to one turquoise.

Maker:  Guild of Handicraft
Designer: Charles Ashbee
Date : c. 1900
Marks: Unmarked
Material: Sterling silver, enamel
Condition: Excellent
Size: 3.6cm diameter
Weight : NM

SKU: A468 Categories: ,



See Alan Crawford, “C.R. Ashbee, Yale University Press

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts