Irish Decorative Art Association – Napkin Ring – stock #23218
A delightful early 20th century napkin ring decorated with a coloured Irish Celtic design with celtic knots and an illuminayed “E”. No makers marks found – however this similar to and almost certainly the work of The Irish Decroative Art Association.
The Irish Decorative Art Association was established by the artist Mina Robinson. She initally held art classes in Belfast in the early 1890s which then evolved into the Irish Decorative Art Association. The group, established along with Eta Lowry, was first known as the Belfast School of Poker-work. In 1894 at the Irish Decorative Art Association Exhibition in Portrush, County Antrim, she exhibited poker-work and at the Belfast Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1895. By 1896 the Belfast School of Poker-Work was involved in large scale decorations for house interiors, railway carriages and steamers. The work was widely exhibited, from Cork to St Louis.
|11.5cm by 9cm
|Original paper labels and signatures on the underside.||No cracks, splits or repairs. A few surface scuff and scrapes.|
|Price GB Pounds
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