A Keswick School of Industrial Arts silver salt or condiment spoon

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A  small silver salt or condiment spoon by the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Chester 1907. Good crisp marks.

I have not seen  a spoon like this by the KSIA.   It is a good gauge for its size, with a plain handle and classic hammered bowl.

See The Loving Eye & Skilful Hand: The Keswick Schoool of Industrial Arts by Ian Bruce for more information   The Keswick School of Industrial  Arts (KSIA) was founded in 1884 by the Reverend Hardwicke Rawnsley  (who went on to found the National Trust). The School was one of the earliest ventures of its type as part of the arts and crafts movement and one of the leading proponents of the benefits of a rural location, which in time motivated Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft’s move from London’s East End to the Cotswolds.  The KSIA was not only one of the first of the industrial art schools or guilds, it was also, to its enduring credit,  the longest established, finally closing in 1984.

Maker:  Keswick School of Industrial Arts

Designer:  Unknown

Date: 1907

Marks: KSIA, Chester “g”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 6.7 cm length, 2.3 cm bowl width

Weight: 0.3 oz, 8 grams

SKU: A705a Category:




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