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Flower Vase
  • Flower Vase
    Stabler, Harold, born 1872 - died 1945
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Flower Vase

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stabler, Harold, born 1872 - died 1945 (designer)
    Wakely & Wheeler Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised, cast and soldered.

  • Museum number:

    M.343-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of vases were two of six, designed and made by Harold Stabler for the tables used by Liverymen at Goldsmiths' Hall. The roundels represent the leopard's head of the London hallmark. These two vases were purchased from the Company as the set was never used for the purposes for which it was designed and are struck with the numbers, 5 and 6.

The six vases were given by the following prominent members of the goldsmithing industry, to whom the honourary freedom and livery of the company had been awarded in 1929 in recognition of their help in the Goldsmiths' Company's Plate Improvement Schemes: J.J. Hodges, A.T. Issac, P.J. Cunningham, W.T. Belk, J.B. Harrison andf P.J. Adie.

Physical description

Flower vase, (one of a pair), silver, ovoid body with two handles shapes as thumbpieces, and with a leopard's head in a roundel applied to each side of the body. The neck in two tiers separated by mouldings. The lower tier, fluted. A small moulded stem on a raised foot with a moulded rim.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1937-1938 (made)

Artist/maker

Stabler, Harold, born 1872 - died 1945 (designer)
Wakely & Wheeler Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised, cast and soldered.

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1937-38

Mark of Harold Stabler

5
This pair of vases were two of six, designed and made by harold Stabler for the tables used by Liverymen at Goldsmiths' Hall. These two vases purchased from the Company as the set was never used for the purposes for which it was designed and are struck with the numbers, 5 and 6.

The Goldsmiths' Company, 1937
Inscribed under the base.

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm, Width: 11 cm maximum

Object history note

This pair of vases were two of six, designed and made by Harold Stabler for the tables used by Liverymen at Goldsmiths' Hall. The roundels represent the leopard's head of the London hallmark. These two vases were purchased from the Company as the set was never used for the purposes for which it was designed and are struck with the numbers, 5 and 6.

The six vases were given by the following prominent members of the goldsmithing industry, to whom the honourary freedom and livery of the company had been awarded in 1929 in recognition of their help in the Goldsmiths' Company's Plate Improvement Schemes: J.J. Hodges, A.T. Issac, P.J. Cunningham, W.T. Belk, J.B. Harrison andf P.J. Adie.

Descriptive line

Flower vase, silver, (one of a pair), London hallmarks for 1937-38, mark of Harold Stabler.

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

George Hughes, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as patrons of their craft 1919-53, London, Goldsmiths' Company, 1967, cat. no. 263.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Raising; Casting; Soldering

Subjects depicted

Leopard; Fluting; Mouldings

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery; Vases

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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