Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Tray

Tray

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Birmingham Guild of Handicraft (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted iron

  • Museum number:

    M.93-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular iron tray, painted in red, green, black and gold, with decorative motifs and dancing figures.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1922 (made)

Artist/maker

Birmingham Guild of Handicraft (makers)

Materials and Techniques

painted iron

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 cm, Depth: 2.5 cm

Object history note

The work of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft had a puritanical austerity which made it amongst the most radical in the Arts and Crafts Movement as a whole. In 1906, however, the Guild merged with the firm of Gittins Craftsmen Ltd. and began increasingly to concentrate on producing a large range of cast, wrought and enamelled architectural ironwork and decorative metal accessories. By the 1920s, it was no longer an Arts and Crafts workshop in the original sense. This tray reflects the old West Midlands tradition of making painted or 'japanned' iron goods, but extends the traditional repertoire by being painted with figures and decorative motifs very similar to those produced by the Omega Workshops.

[Eric Turner, 'British Design at Home', p.106]

Descriptive line

Tray, Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Ltd., 1922

Materials

Iron

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Figures

Categories

ELISE

Collection

Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.