A Krall wine jug in gothic revival arts and crafts style, designed by G.F. Bodley

Price range:  £1,250

For sale is this rare wine holder by Carl Krall, one of the leading ecclesiastical silversmiths at the latter part of the 19th century. The jug is topped with a single garnet.  Condition is very good with a slight loss of gilding.  Dated London 1891.

Barkentin & Krall are renowned as silversmiths to William Burges.  This piece is by another famous gothic revival architect George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907) who was a close friend of William Morris and designer for Morris, Marshal, Faulkener & Co.  The design for an “alter cruet” by Bodley for Krall, very similar to this one, can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museums collections Ref E.1005-1963.

This piece exemplifies the influence of gothic revival design on the arts and crafts movement, G F Bodley himself straddling both movements.

Maker: Carl Krall

Designer: George Frederick Bodley

Date : 1891

Marks: All parts marked. Main marks CK, London 1891, “KRALL”

Material: Sterling silver, glass, garnet

Condition: Very good

Size: 15.5cm high

Weight: NM

SKU: A295 Category:




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Arts and crafts, Gothic revival