A small silver (salt) bowl by the Keswick School of Industrial Arts decorated with classic KSIA design. Chester 1908. Good crisp decoration. Engraving to base.
See The Loving Eye & Skilful Hand: The Keswick Schoool of Industrial Arts by Ian Bruce for more information The Keswick School of Industrial Arts (KSIA) was founded in 1884 by the Reverend Hardwicke Rawnsley (who went on to found the National Trust). The School was one of the earliest ventures of its type as part of the arts and crafts movement and one of the leading proponents of the benefits of a rural location, which in time motivated Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft’s move from London’s East End to the Cotswolds. The KSIA was not only one of the first of the industrial art schools or guilds, it was also, to its enduring credit, the longest established, finally closing in 1984.
Maker: Keswick School of Industrial Arts
Marks: KSIA, Chester “h”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Very good
Size: 5.5 cm max diameter, 4.0 cm height
Weight: 1.3 oz, 36 grams