Bowl

1895-1900 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Although it would have been easy to create a smooth surface, the hammered marks on this bowl have been emphasised deliberately. They exclaim 'handmade', the essence of the Arts and Crafts ethos. Arthur Dixon ran evening classes specialising in beaten metalwork and was the chief designer for the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. The Guild produced high quality, handmade pieces and took into consideration the welfare of the craftsmen. Alongside metalwork, they also produced furniture, books and a magazine called The Quest.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Copper and brass, rasied, rivetted and cast
Brief Description
Copper and brass, Birmingham ca.1895-1900, designed by Arthur Dixon.
Physical Description
Raised copper bowl with hammer marks, with cast brass handles.Brass decoration riveted on to body of bowl.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.375in
  • Width: 4.875in
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by R. H. Roberts
Summary
Although it would have been easy to create a smooth surface, the hammered marks on this bowl have been emphasised deliberately. They exclaim 'handmade', the essence of the Arts and Crafts ethos. Arthur Dixon ran evening classes specialising in beaten metalwork and was the chief designer for the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. The Guild produced high quality, handmade pieces and took into consideration the welfare of the craftsmen. Alongside metalwork, they also produced furniture, books and a magazine called The Quest.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.346-1955

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record createdDecember 16, 2004
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