Silver

An Artificers Guild copper and silver box by Edward Spencer

Price range: £2,250

For sale is this is high quality Artificers Guild box designed by Edward Spencer.  The copper body and lid are highlighted with classic silver Artificers Guild wire work and a bull/taurus finial.  The vertical repousse lines to the copper are beautifully worked.  Whilst the piece is unmarked we know everything about it as it appeared in the Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art 1912, page 109 (see images).  It is described as being designed by Edward Spencer and executed by (one or both of) C. Moxey and J.Green of the Artificers Guild.  This “Sweet box” was previously with the Van den Bosch Gallery.

The dish is an authentic hand made arts and crafts piece. In excellent condition with good patina.

The Artificers Guild was originally established by Nelson Dawson along similar lines to Charles Ashbee’s Guild of Handicrafts but quickly changed ownership and from 1902 it’s chief designer became Edward Spencer who took over the firm as a limited company in 1909.

Maker: Artificers Guild

Designer: Edward Spencer

Date :  c 1912

Marks: Not marked

Material: Sterling silver, copper

Condition: Excellent

Size: 13.5 cm max diameter, 9.0 cm high

Weight : 362 grams, 12.8 oz (not silver weight)

SKU: A828 Category:

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Arts and crafts