See Ian Bruce “The Loving Eye and Skilful Hand” for further information on the KSIA and Hilton and S. Pudney, “The Keswick School of Industrial Art, An experiment in artistic philanphropy.”
Price range: £550
For sale is this very rare Robert Hilton personally marked box. It is dated 1904, the year Hilton joined the Keswick School of Industrial Art as design director. Given he joined in January it seems likely this is a Keswick piece but personal in design and/or manufacture to Hilton.
The box sits on four arts and crafts style wire feet with a long green stone, probably agate, set to the lid. The box is lined with velvet. The main box and lid are a modest gauge of silver.
Maker: Robert Hilton/ Keswick School of Industrial Arts
Designer: Robert Hilton
Date : 1904
Marks: R.H, Chester, date letter “D”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Good, scratches to box, crack to stone.
Size: 6.5cm long, 4.5cm tall
Weight : 42 grams , 1.5 oz