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Fruit dish

  • Place of origin:

    Chipping Camden (made)
    London (hallmarked)

  • Date:

    1907-1908 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ashbee, Charles Robert (designer)
    Guild of Handicraft Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised, embossed, chased and cast.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bowl may have been specially commissioned from Ashbee by John Llewellyn, partner in Liberty & Co., of Regent Street and chief inspiration of the firm's Cymric Silver and jewellery scheme. To the knowledge of llewellyn's daughter, Miss Nesta Llewellyn, the piece was certainly acquired by her father. This is ironical, as Ashbee feared and disliked the Cymric venture, correctly foreseeing that its mass produced wares, which undercut the Guild's productions, would seriously damage small workshops like his own. Llewellyn, however, had the reputation of being a man of discrimintaion and his acquisition shows that he admired Ashbee's work.

Physical description

SIlver dish, boat shaped on a polygonal foot, embossed and chased. Cast female term handles.

Place of Origin

Chipping Camden (made)
London (hallmarked)


1907-1908 (made)


Ashbee, Charles Robert (designer)
Guild of Handicraft Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised, embossed, chased and cast.

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1907-08

Mark of the Guild of Handicraft


Height: 19.5 cm, Length: 31.5 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the possession of Miss Nesta Llewellyn

Descriptive line

Fruit dish, silver, London hallmarks for 1907-08, mark of the Guild of Handicraft Ltd., designed by C.R. Ashbee.




Raising; Embossing; Chasing; Casting

Subjects depicted



Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type



Metalwork Collection

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