A rare Woodward and Withers silver spoon

For sale is this rare spoon by Ellen Caroline Woodward and Agnes Withers, London, 1909.  The spoon approx. 11.5cm long with a curving celtic knot or possibly adapted tree of life design.  Ellen Caroline Woodward was in partnership with Agnes Withers at Johnson Street, Notting Hill Gate, London. The partnership was dissolved in 1913.

Ellen Caroline Woodward [also known as Ellen C. Woodward; E.C. Woodward; and as E. Woodward] was born Camden Town, London, England in 1859. She was active as a sculptor and art metalworker and in the 1900s worked in partnership with Ellen Mary Rope (1855-1934). A casket in copper, bronze and enamel by them is illustrated in ‘Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration’ May 1905 (p.512); and a cabinet in silver and bronze designed and made by Ellen Mary Rope and E. Woodward is illustrated in ‘The Studio’ November 1906 (p.169). A casket designed and made by Woodward was exhibited at the City Art Gallery in Leeds in 1907. Woodward also worked as an illustrator, and with her sister, Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (1863-1951), drew illustrations for ‘Delagoa Bay – Its Natives & Natural History’ by Rose Monteiro (London: George Philip & Son, 1891). E. C. Woodward also illustrated an article in ‘The Country House’ October 1895. In the 1911 census Woodward is listed as “Artist and Metal-worker”.

Price range: £175

Maker: Woodward and Withers

Designer: Woodward and Withers

Date : 1909

Marks: ECW, London, “o”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: Length: 11.5 cm

Weight : 17 grams, 0.6 oz

SKU: A1535-1 Category:




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