A rare variant Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft silver butter dish

Price range: £5-10,000

For sale is this classic, but in fact unusual, Guild of Handicraft silver butter dish. It is an early example hallmarked for 1900.  The design unusually includes silver notches around the rim with repousse hearts around the stone setting within the wirework loop handle.  The “stone” itself is also unusually a blister pearl.

This is an early piece from the Guild’s time in Essex House, London.  Condition is original and very good, the makers mark is quite rubbed but still visible – see images.

Maker:  Guild of Handicraft Ltd
Designer: Charles Ashbee
Date : 1900
Marks: GofH Ltd, London, date letter “e”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Very good
Size: 19.5 cm wide max 11.0 cm diameter bowl
Weight : 4.8 oz, 136 grams

SKU: A756 Category:


See Alan Crawford, “C.R. Ashbee, Yale University Press

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts