This really lovely vase is very much in the style of early Liberty Cymric pieces but, is in fact made by the firm of William Comyns. For those of you doubting this (as I did) I have included an image of the hallmarks. It is an unusually genuine arts and crafts or art nouveau piece by them. It is of an early date, 1900, is hand hammered and a good gauge of silver. I have not seen anything quite like this by Comyns so perhaps it is a an apprentice piece or Exhibition piece, clearly inspired by Oliver Baker and Archibald Knox’s early Cymric designs.
Price range: Sold
Maker: William Comyns
Date : 1900
Marks: W.C, London, date letter “e”.
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 10.0cm diameter, 9.5cm high
Weight : 6.8 oz, 193 grams