Rare Morecambe School set of six silver spoons

Price range: SOLD

For sale is this rare set of six silver tea or coffee spoons marked for Morecambe HEC (Higher Education College).  Morecambe HEC was where Thomas Sparks, one of the Keswick School of Industrial Arts most celebrated metalworkers, taught from c 1908.  He established a small “School or Guild” at the College producing a very small range of output.

The spoons all date to Birmingham 1909 and so are very early in Sparks tenure at the College. The influence  of the Keswick School of Industrial Art is clear.

See this link to read more about Thomas Sparks and the Morecambe HEC.

Maker:  Morecambe HEC
Designer: Thomas Sparks
Date: 1909
Marks: Morecambe HEC, Birmingham, k
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Excellent
Size: 13.5 cm long
Weight: 16grams, 0.5 oz each

SKU: A1289 Category:


See Ian Bruce “The Loving Eye and Skilful Hand” for further information on Thomas Sparks, “The Keswick School of Industrial Art, An experiment in artistic philanphropy.”