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An impressive chased and engraved Arts & Crafts rose bowl with hardstone finial to cover.

The piece we made by Banjamin John Colson and bears the sponsor's mark of Cecil Walker with whom he worked on a number of commissions. The hallmarks are for London 1927/8.

Colson exhibited the rose bowl in the 14th Arts & Crafts Exhibition held at the Royal Academy in 1928. It appears as item #235 with a selling price of £52 10s. A copy of the catalogue is included in the sale.

Colson is best known for the metalwork on The Tomb of the Unknown Warrier in Westminster Abbey. He also completed commissions on the alter at Balliol College Oxford and at the Battle of Britain Memorial in the Royal Air Force chapel also at Westminster Abbey.


The Rose bowl is 26cm in diameter and weighs 45.5 troy ounces.
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