Price

£1250.00

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For sale is this rare silver tray by the Artificers Guild,  almost certainly designed by Edward Spencer. The tray is 25 cm diameter (9.75 inches), just large enough to take a tea set.  The rim of the tray is decorated with classic Guild wirework, the centre of the tray is deeply engraved with a tudor rose. The tray has a good hand hammered finish, with just the used area polished flat.  I have never seen a silver tray by the Guild before, creating a flat piece of silver by hand takes great skill and I suspect they tried to avoid this work. It is a good gauge.

The tray sits flat and is in excellent usable condition. There are some deepish scratches to the underside which could be polished out if required and a slight unevenness to the rim.

The Artificers Guild was originally established by Nelson Dawson along similar lines to Charles Ashbee’s Guild of Handicrafts but quickly changed ownership and from 1902 it’s chief designer became Edward Spencer who took over the firm as a limited company in 1909.

Dimensions

25cm diameter

Price

£1250.00

Condition report

Very good

Stock number

A926
Open by appointment and at fairs

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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