Charles Ashbee Silver Porringer
A wonderful example of a Charles Ashbee porringer for the Guild of Handicraft set with a particularly nice vibrant green chrysoprase. This bowl only carries the G of H Ltd mark. Pieces by the Guild of Handicraft with no date or assay marks are not uncommon and are usually thought to have been made as gifts for friends or family. The absence of these other marks is reflected in my price for the piece and it is also possible they are simply rubbbed.
Maker: Guild of Handicraft
Designer: Charles Ashbee
Date: 1901-1909 (the period of the Gof H Ltd mark)
Marks: Gof H Ltd mark, rubbed but sufficiently readable.
Material: Sterling silver and chrysoprase
Condition: Very good, though note comments on the hallmarks. Very minor bruises and scratches commensurate with age. Missing liner.
Size: 11cm diameter bowl, 19cm across handle, 4cm high
Weight: 161 grams, 5.7 oz