A William Hair Haseler silver bowl by Oliver Baker

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For sale is this lovely small silver bowl by Oliver Baker. A really striking design exhibiting Oliver Baker’s classic scrolling metalwork. The strapwork feet are a a masterpiece – see images!

This bowl appears not to be in the Liberty sketch book and, being marked for William Hair Haseler, it may be a piece Baker designed directly for Haselers.  It is dated later than typical for such pieces, being marked for Birmingham 1906, towards the end (rather than beginning) of the Cymric range.

Condition is very good.

Please see my article on Baker at this link if you wish to read more about him and his work.  Baker was an antiquarian and artist who through his friendship with William Haseler, became an unlikely innovator in silver design between 1898 and 1904, being instrumental, together with Archibald Knox, in the establishment of Liberty’s Cymric range.

Maker: William Hair Haseler

Designer: Oliver Baker

Date : 1906

Marks: W.H.H, Birmingham, “g”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good

Size: 9.5 cm max diameter, 5,5 cm high

Weight: 61 grams, 2.2 oz total

SKU: A1187 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts