Art deco, Arts and crafts
Price range: Sold
For sale is this arts and crafts silver hand hammered dish by the rarely seen makers Florence and Louisa Rimmington. The dish is skilfully chased and embossed with a classic art nouveau grape or berry design of high quality.
Florence Rimmington (1880-1916), was a professional silversmith and jeweller who taught metalwork and enamelling at the Camden School of Art. She initially worked with her aunt, Louisa (see a tray by Louisa A1301) from 1903 to 1905. After 1905 they split and worked independently each registering their own mark from late 1905. Florence, unlike Louisa, was a trained metalworker and the quality of this dish makes me think it must have been made by Florence, not Louisa.
For more information on the Rimmington’s, particularly, Florence, see Professor Steve Pudney’s article “Florence Rimmington and the Fawcett jewel”, in the Decorative Art Society Journal 2022.
Maker: Florence and Louisa Rimmington
Designer: Florence and Louisa Rimmington
Date : 1904
Marks: F&LR, London, “i”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 18 cm diameter
Weight : 171 grams, 6.0 oz