Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
A very large arts and crafts silver A E Jones sugar caster, of good gauge. The caster carries a frieze of silver lozenges of stylised flowers or leaves, a nicely hand hammered body and twisted wirework to the base. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1916. A particularly striking example of this Jones classic design, the sugar carries the retail mark of Debenhams and the Jones model number 660. At the risk of igniting the giggles, I can honestly say I have not seen one this big.
Maker: A E Jones / Debenhams mark
Designer: A E Jones
Marks: DLtd, Birmingham, “r”, 660
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 18 cm high, 6.75 cm diameter
Weight: 215 grams, 7.6 oz