Silver

A gem set silver gilt arts and crafts chalice by Edward Spencer

A silver gilt, gem set chalice in the arts and crafts tradition by Edward Spencer for the Artificers Guild.  The piece is unmarked but a water colour of a very similar chalice signed ES for Edward Spencer has recently been discovered in the Artificers Guild archive held at Goldsmiths Hall together with a catalogue photo of the same chalice. Please see images. This chalice has the same distinctive stem as this chalice.  The same chalice also appears in an Exhibition catalogue of the Guild at the same archive.  The stones are a good colour and overall the chalice is very high quality.

Images from Artificers Guild archive, Courtesy of The Goldsmiths Company. Watercolour ref “Chalices 1506”. Catalogue photo from the Raven archive.

Price: £1-5,000

Maker: Artificers Guild

Designer: Edward Spencer

Date : c. 1920

Marks: Unmarked

Material: Sterling silver, various semi precious stones

Condition: Very good, some gilt worn

Size: 9.5cm diameter, 17 cm high

Weight : 6.8 oz, 192 grams

SKU: S5 revised Category:

Additional information

Material

Sterling silver

Price range

£1,000 – 5,000

Period

Arts and crafts, Gothic revival

Maker

Artificers Guild