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Toilet service

  • Place of origin:

    Essex House, Mile End Road (made)
    London (hallmarked)

  • Date:

    1900-1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ashbee, Charles Robert, born 1863 - died 1942 (designer)
    Guild of Handicraft Ltd. (maker)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Joy Scrutton

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.76 to B-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The School of Handicraft started in 1887 and the Guild of Handicraft started in 1888 were largely the work of Charles Robert Ashbee. Ashbee, like several of the leading figures was from a wealthy background, educated at Cambridge and started his career as an architect. Many of the most admired products of the Guild, metal work and jewellery in particular were designed by Ashbee. The Guild was based at Essex House in Mile End Road in London until 1902 when it moved to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.

Place of Origin

Essex House, Mile End Road (made)
London (hallmarked)


1900-1901 (made)


Ashbee, Charles Robert, born 1863 - died 1942 (designer)
Guild of Handicraft Ltd. (maker)

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1900-01

Mark of the Guild of Handicraft Ltd.

Object history note

Probably shown in the Arts and Crafts Exhibtion of 1906

Descriptive line

Toilet service, silver, London hallmarks for 1900-01, mark of the Guild of Handicraft, designed by C.R. Ashbee.


Silver; Pearls

Subjects depicted



Accessories; Household objects; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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