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Muffin dish and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Essex House, Mile End Road (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Electroplated nickel silver, hand raised set with a chrysoprase

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stuart Durant

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.1043&A-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Charles Robert Ashbee established the Guild of Handicraft in 1888. Influenced by Ruskin and Morris, he intended the Guild to be a co-operative venture which would encourage the full creative potential of the craftsman. At the turn of the century, the Guild was at the height of its success and had evolved a distinctive and mature style. Softly planished surfaces decorated with chasing and embossing were characteristic of Ashbee's designs and had a significant effect on contemporary silver in Europe and America as well as Britain. Financially however, the Guild was less successful and in 1908, Ashbee was forced to wind up its affairs.

Physical description

Muffineer and cover of electroplated nickel silver, hand raised, set with a chrysoprase. A plain circular dish with an undecorated, horizontal rim. The shallow, bell shaped cover has a decorated knop consisting of a chrysoprase set on a central stem with five curving side stems and circular line of small beading.

Place of Origin

Essex House, Mile End Road (made)

Date

ca. 1898 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Electroplated nickel silver, hand raised set with a chrysoprase

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm

Descriptive line

Electroplated nickel silver, set with a chrysoprase, London, ca.1898, made by The Guild of Handicraft Ltd., designed by C.R. Ashbee.

Materials

Nickel silver; Silver; Semi-precious stone

Techniques

Raising; Electroplating

Categories

Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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