A large Artificers Guild silver and copper box
Price range: £2,250
For sale is this lovely mixed metal, large, silver and copper biscuit box by the Artificers Guild. The copper body and lid are highlighted in silver with classic Artificers Guild motifs. It is lined with tin to protect the biscuits freshness.
The box is not hallmarked, which would have been impossible under British assay rules, but is marked with model number 246.
It is in very good overall condition with great patina to the copper.
The Artificers Guild was originally established by Nelson Dawson along similar lines to Charles Ashbee’s Guild of Handicrafts but quickly changed ownership and from 1902 it’s chief designer became Edward Spencer who took over the firm as a limited company in 1909.
Maker: Artificers Guild
Designer: Edward Spencer (attrib)
Date : c 1910
Marks: Not hallmarked, marked 246
Material: Sterling silver, copper
Condition: Very good
Size: 11 cm max diameter, 16 cm high
Weight : 524 grams, 18,5 oz (not silver weight)