An early American Boston arts and crafts silver bowl

This is a rare, early and dated, Boston Handicraft Shop silver bowl with makers mark for Frederick (Frans) Gyllenberg. Designed by Mary Knight, also of the Handicraft Shop.

The Boston Handicraft Shop was at the heart of the Boston, and hence American, arts and crafts movement. Originally from Sweden, Gyllenberg joined the Boston Handicraft Shop in 1905, possibly earlier, and became one of the leading silversmiths of the movement. He was awarded the prestigous medal for excellence in craftsmanship by the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, awards similarly conferred on the likes of Edward Oakes and Elizabeth Copeland.

A beautiful, hand raised piece, of a very good gauge of silver, this is a rare and perfect reflection of the early work of the US arts and crafts movement.

Price: Sold

Maker: Frederick Gyllenberg

Designer: Mary Knight (see Handicraft journal 1902 Vol 1)

Date : 1905

Marks: HS (with anvil), 1905, F.G. Sterling

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 12cm diameter, 6cm high

Weight : 6.7 oz, 189 grams

SKU: A191 Category:


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Information on Mary Knight can be found at




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Sterling silver

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Arts and crafts, Other