This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

For sale is this classic two handled footed bowl by Charles Ashbee for the Guild of Handicraft. It is set with two very good sized and good coloured bright green chrysoprase stones.  A really good example of its type and quite early, carrying date mark 1901. Alan Crawford describes this porringer design as the most “characteristic and successful” application of Ashbee’s graceful use of wirework in silver.

For a near identical example on display at The Art Institute of Chicago see this link

The condition is excellent, with just a slight rubbing to a poorly struck GofH Ltd mark. There is no glass liner though I am happy to have one made on request.


28cm wide

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