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Powder bowl
  • Powder bowl
    Richard Llewellyn Rathbone, born 1864 - died 1939
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Powder bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Richard Llewellyn Rathbone, born 1864 - died 1939 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, embossed and chased, set with a stone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss A. Gould

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.58-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Rathbone was a major figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. A member of a well known Liverpool family, he took up metalworking in the late 1890s and had a studio near the Menai Straits. He was associated with Herbert McNair, who taught at the Liverpool Academy and was the brother-in-law of CR Mackintosh. Rathbone came to London in 1905 where he made silver and jewellery as well as teach at the Sir John Cass School of Art.

Physical description

Silver powder bowl with embossed and chased decoration, set with a chrysoprase.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Richard Llewellyn Rathbone, born 1864 - died 1939 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, embossed and chased, set with a stone

Marks and inscriptions

No marks

Dimensions

Height: 1.625 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

Silver, no marks, Liverpool, ca.1890, designed and made by Richard Llewellyn Rathbone.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jervis, Simon, Victorian and Edwardian decorative art: the Handley-Read collection, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1972

Materials

Silver; Semi-precious stone

Techniques

Raising; Embossing; Chasing; Stone setting

Categories

Containers; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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