£1,000 – 5,000
Arts and crafts, Gothic revival
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.
Maker: Artificers Guild
Designer: Edward Spencer
Date : c. 1920
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