An exceptional Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft silver ladle

Price range: Sold

I am delighted this piece is now in the Collection of Leeds Museum

For sale is this really wonderful, large, ladle by Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft. It is an early example hallmarked with Ashbee’s CRA mark for 1900.  The near identical design can be found in Ashbee’s “Modern English Silverwork” plate 52.

The bowl of the ladle is beautifully worked in repousse to the back.  The join of the stem with the ivory handle is similarly worked.  The end of the handle is finished of with a silver cap set with green chrysoprase.

This piece has direct provenance to the Briggs family, more information can be found here.

Maker:  Guild of Handicraft
Designer: Charles Ashbee
Date : 1900
Marks: CRA, London, date letter “e”
Material: Sterling silver, ivory
Condition: Excellent
Size: 43 cm long
Weight : NM (heavy gauge)

SKU: A615 Categories: ,


See Alan Crawford, “C.R. Ashbee, Yale University Press

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts