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William Crawford and Sons LTD

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1913 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Art (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.28-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette was issued in commemoration of the centenary of William Crawford & Sons LTD, who were biscuit manufacturers in Edinburgh, Liverpool and London.
The plaquette was produced by the Bromsgrove Guild, which was an Arts and Crafts organisation based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, which expanded into medal-work in 1909.

Physical description

Obverse: Ceres wearing classical robes holds a scythe in her right hand and stands to the left of the group. In her left hand she holds a sheaf of corn. Next to Ceres stands Vulcan with the representation of a machinery next to him. He holds with both hands a handle which is connected to this machinery. In front of a further sheaf of corn which is positioned in front of Ceres and Vulcan, sits a putto.
Reverse: Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1913 (made)

Artist/maker

Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Art (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'1813-1913 IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CENTENARY OF WILLIAM CRAWFORD & SONS LTD BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS EDINBURGH LIVERPOOL AND LONDON Miss E Baton'
reverse

Dimensions

Height: 7.1 cm, Width: 5.2 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978

Historical context note

This plaquette was issued in commemoration of the centenary of William Crawford & Sons LTD, who were biscuit manufacturers in Edinburgh, Liverpool and London.

Descriptive line

Plaquette, bronze, William Crawford and Sons LTD, by the Bromsgrove Guild, English, 1913

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

Attwood, P., Artistic Circles, British Museum, 1992, no. 19, p. 49

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Machinery; Sickle; Putto; Corn

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes; Sculpture; Myths & Legends; Eating

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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