Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this rare A E Jones silver toast or crumpet rack. The rack has six bars for five pieces of toast or crumpet. Given the circular design and width between bars I think it probably is meant to be for crumpets. The ends of the toast rack have classic A E Jones tudor rose button fixings. A similar rectangular version of this design is known, presumably for toast. I have never seen this circular design before.
The rack stands on four feet and is fully assayed for Birmingham 1936. Condition is excellent.
Maker: A E Jones
Designer: A E Jones
Marks: AEJ, Birmingham, “M”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 12.5 cm long, 6.5 cm diameter of circular bars
Weight: 149 grams, 5.2 oz