An unusual Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft silver butter dish

Price range: Sold

For sale is this classic, but in fact unusual, Guild of Handicraft silver butter dish. It is an early example hallmarked with Ashbee’s CRA mark for 1900.  The design unusually includes silver beading around the rim and stone setting.  The silver plinth bridging the wire work handles is cut away from the bowl.  Please see images.

This is an early piece from the Guild’s time in Essex House, London.   The stone appears to be Connemara marble (but may be an opaque chrysoprase or jade). The condition is excellent, the glass liner is a new replacement.

Maker:  Guild of Handicraft
Designer: Charles Ashbee
Date : 1900
Marks: CRA, London, date letter “e”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Excellent
Size: 19.5 cm wide max 11 cm diameter bowl
Weight : 5.3 oz, 151 grams

SKU: A465 Category:


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

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts