Britannia silver sugar bowl & cream jug

Britannia silver sugar bowl & cream jug

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Reference

6289

Excellent example from the Arts & Crafts era of a hand-raised Britannia silver sugar bowl, cream jug and sugar by The Guild of Handicrafts maker John Sidney Reeve.

Reeve has reinterpreted a classic Adam period design from the 1790s and incorporated his own design cues: delicate interwoven rope borders with bead medallions plus applied reeded handle mounts with tri-form bead ends. The inverted fluted bodies have the unusual feature of a mottled, hammered finish.

The Arts & Crafts movement emerged from a disenchantment with the impersonal, mechanised direction of society in the 19th century and advocated a return to a simpler, more fulfilling way of living. The movement was admired for its use of high quality materials and for its emphasis on utility in design.

Dimensions are for the cream jug.

Dimensions:

Height 145 mm / 6"
Width 135 mm / 5 12"
Weight 596 g (19.16 troy ozs)
Year

1930

Place

Birmingham

Condition

Excellent

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