For sale are these four silver arts and crafts buckles. In order from top left to right:
A Horton and Allday silver lotus flower buckle. This is one of the nicest Edwardian buckles I have seen. Japan meets art nouveau meets arts and crafts. Horton and Allday did some quite innovative work at this time and employed the young Bernard Cuzner from 1900-2, when this buckle was made. Birmingham 1902. 9.5 cm across. 1.8 oz, 50 grams. A very good gauge.
An unmarked small buckle or clasp with mother of pearl settings. Similar in style to the designs of Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft, no particular designer or maker comes to mind, but this is a very good authentic arts and crafts piece dating to c 1900. 8.25 cm across. 0,6 oz, 18 grams
A Goldsmiths and Silversmith silver buckle. Fairly standard for the period but just a particularly nice and modern design by this renowned maker and retailer. London 1904. 12.5 cm across. 1.7 oz, 48 grams
A modern cast silver buckle of trefoil or leaf design by the firm of WH Manton Ltd. A particularly nice design and good gauge. Birmingham 1984. 9.0 cm across. 1.6 oz, 46 grams
All in excellent antique condition.
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Material: Sterling silver, mother of pearl
Condition: Very good
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Four silver arts and crafts buckles
Horton & Allday was founded in Birmingham c. 1860 by Alfred George Horton and Harry Allday. Horton died in 1886 and the business was continued by Allday alone, maintaining the name Horton & Allday.
The firm was active at 193 Warstone Lane, Birmingham where remained until 1931 when moved to 58 Northampton Street