An Artificers Guild (attrib) large brooch with agate
Price range: £1,250
A lovely large saxon style brooch attributed to Edward Spencer for the Artificers Guild or John Paul Cooper. Decorated with classic Guild wire work and a lovely blue grey agate.
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 (attrib)
Designer: Edward Spencer / John PaulcCooper (attib)
Date : C. 1910
Material: Sterling silver. agate
Size: 6.6 cm diameter,
Weight : 32 grams, 1.1 oz