Large Keswick School silver cigarette box

Price range: Sold

A very rare and large Keswick School of Industrial Art’s solid silver cigarette box.  The stud screws in the lid form part of the repousse pattern of clover.   Dated Chester 1914. Possibly after a design by Herbert Maryon, the schools artistic director from 1900-1904.

Maker: Keswick School of Industrial Arts

Designer: Unknown

Date : 1914

Marks: KSIA, Chester, date letter “O”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 14.5cm wide, 9cm deep, 8cm high

Weight :  658 grams, 23.2 oz incl wooden liner

SKU: A49 Category:


See Ian Bruce “The Loving Eye and Skilful Hand” for further information on the KSIA and Dr S. Pudney, “The Keswick School of Industrial Art, An experiment in artistic philanphropy”, Silver Society Journal 2000. A similar box in copper can be seen on page 89 of the Loving Eye and Skilful Hand.

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts