Glasgow School Brass Tray

Glasgow School Brass Tray – Attr Margaret Gilmour – stock #31818

An early 20th century arts and crafts Glasgow School influence brass tray decorated with a repousse pattern of stylised Pomegranates and leaves in two panels. A quality tray with a neatly made construction c1905.

This example is unsiged but similat to examples attributed to the Glasgow School artist, Margaret Gilmour (1863-1942). Also similar to the trays used by the artist Marion Henderson Wilson (1869-1956).

References for similar form trays include;
www.titusomega.com
www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk
www.designgallery.co.uk


Size
Marks
Condition
65cm by 25cm
3.5cm high
Unmarked No breaks or restorations. A Few small indents and scrapes

Price GB Pounds
£225.00

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A E Jones – Mixed Metal Dish

A E Jones – Mixed Metal Dish c1915 – stock #63817

An interesting arts and crafts copper and white metal dish dating to 1915 decorated with a white metal border and a central white metal military regimental badge. The badge is attached with two tiny rivets which can be seen from the underside. The regimental badge appears to be for the Royal Medical Corp.

Unmarked. Probably made by A E Jones, who were renown for their mixed metal jewellery boxes, caskets, vases and trinkets.

Size
Marks
Condition
1.5cm high
9.5cm wide
Unmarked No chips, cracks or restorations.

Price GB Pounds
£10.00

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Irish A&C Napkin Ring

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 Decorative 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.

Size
Marks
Condition
11.5cm by 9cm
6.5cm high
Original paper labels and signatures on the underside. No cracks, splits or repairs. A few surface scuff and scrapes.
Price GB Pounds
£9.99
SOLD


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Irish Decorative Art Association – CASKET

Irish Decorative Art Association – CASKET – stock #20818

A delightful early 20th centruy casket decorated with a coloured Irish Celtic design with celtic knots and drogon motifs. Marked on the underside with labels for the Irish Decorative Art Association and signed Joyce Gregory.

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.

Size
Marks
Condition
11.5cm by 9cm
6.5cm high
Original paper labels and signatures on the underside. No cracks, splits or repairs. A few surface scuff and scrapes.
Price GB Pounds
SOLD


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Arts & Crafts Casket

Arts and Cafts – Stained WOODEN Casket Box – stock #15318

A gorgeous original arts and crafts period wooden trinket or jewellery box / casket decorated with a pen and ink pattern of stylised leaves and flowers with remants of a green stained colour. A beautifully crafted box with an almost air tight seam.

Most likely dating to the early 20th century. There is an old price label on the underside for 2/- suggesting that it was originally retailed within Great Britain. Reminds me of the work of Irish arts working in the early 20th century in the Irish arts and crafts movement and especially that of the Irish Decorative Art Association based in Belfast.

Size
Marks
Condition
6cm high
16cm by 10cm wide
No maker marks or artist signatures. Original price tag on the underside. NO breaks or repairs. Some surface wear. Fading to the colours.

Price GB Pounds
£23.00

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Arts & Crafts Brass Tray c1900

Arts & Crafts Brass Tray c1900 – stock #7718

An impressive arts and crafts design brass tray with a pie crust scallop edge rim and decorated with a repousse pattern of flowers and leaves. Very finely executed by a skilled artisan. No makers marks found.

Research suggest that this tray was made in Ireland and executed by The Fivemiletown Class. This enterprise was established in 1892 by Mary Montgomery of Blessingbourne. The designers included; Mary’s husband Hugh de Fellenberg Montgomery and John Williams (Guild of Handicraft).

Size
Marks
Condition
51cm by 34cm Unmarked No repairs or restorations. Rim slightly out of line – SEE pictures.

Price GB Pounds
£100.00

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IONA Celtic Cross by Dawson Bowman

IONA Celtic Cross by Dawson Bowman – stock #9518

A fine looking silver plated Celtic design cross mounted a marble base – either as an ornament or paperweight. Known as Mackinnons cross, an 8th century cross in the Iona Abbey Museum. Marked on the side DB & Scotland.

Made by Hamish Dawson Bowman from the original moulds by Alexander Ritchie of Iona Celtic Art. After Ritchie’s death the moulds were passed to Hannah MacCormick and then used by Dawson Bowman. This is a silver plated version mounted on either Iona or Connemara.

Size
Marks
Condition
13cm high inc mount
5cm wide
marked DB and Scotland. Plating is excellent.
It leans slightly.
Slight wear to corner of the marble base.
Price GB Pounds SOLD Email to order.


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Sir Galahad – Osborne Ivorex Plaque

Sir Galahad – Osborne Ivorex Plaque – stock #88917

This is an early 20th century “Ivorex” plaque of Sir Galahad with his horse, one of King Arthur’s knight of the Round Table from Authrurian myth and legend. Displayed in it’s original velvet lined ebonised frame. A nice arts and crafts feel to the depiction and subject.

“Ivorex” or Faversham plaques were made c1899 until 1965 in the Kent town of Faversham.

Size
Marks
Condition
Plaque – 23.5cm by 13.5cm
Frame – 37cm by 27cm
Printed mark on the back – SEE picture. Good looking item Good colours. Minimal wear to the frame.
Price GB Pounds
£65.00
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Compton Art Pottery – Seated Child

Compton Art Pottery – Seated Child “Years Honour Riches” – stock #81317

A charming original Compton Art Pottery figure of a seated child writing in a book decorated with typcal painted colours with earthy tones. With the words “Years Honour Riches” embossed on the back of the chair. Most likely originally a bookend and one of a pair.

Designed by Mary Seton Watts (1849-1938) and reminds me of the little cherubs found in the graveyard that surrounds the Compton Mortuary chapel.

Impressed makers mark on the underside.

Size
Marks
Condition
15.5cm high
8cm wide
Impressed mark on the underside. Damaged – the top of the chair is missing – SEE pictures
Price GB Pounds SOLD Email to order.


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Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild Bowl

Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild – Stamped Mark DSCG – S/P Pedestal Bowl – stock #70117

A lovely example of an arts and crafts silver plated copper pedestal bowl hand hammered and decorated with a chased pattern of vines and grapes over a planished texture.

Stamped makers mark on the underside of DSCG below a coronet. These are the marks of the fabulously named Duchess of Sutherland Cripples’ Guild.

Size
Marks
Condition
14cm high
17cm diameter
Stamped marks on the underside. Copper showing on foot rim edge and a little close to the design. Wear to the interior.
Price GB Pounds SOLD Email to order.


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