Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: Sold
These lovely spoons are known Liberty designs from c. 1902. They are of particular interest as they are marked for Mappin and Webb 1905 – proving a long held suspicion that Mappin & Webb sold Liberty (more likely Haseler) stock at the end of the Cymric period as its popularity waned (also William Hutton’s artistic work too).
The spoons are invariably attributed to Knox, Veazey and Cuzner in the order shown in the images. Condition is excellent and original. These are three of the nicest examples of these spoons that I have seen. Simon Moore’s book on “Artists spoons and related table cutlery, illustrates a complete set of six “Liberty” spoons, similarly marked for Mappin and Webb 1905. Pages 103-104.
Maker: Liberty & Co/Mappin & Webb
Designer: Archibald Knox/Bernard Cuzner/David Veazey
Date : 1905
Marks: Mn & Wb, London, k
Material: Sterling silver
Size: c. 10.25-11.0cm
Weight : c 11 grams each