A Birmingham Guild of Handicraft silver lidded dish, typically considered a muffin dish, with stone set finial in the style of Charles Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft. Fully assayed for Birmingham 1901. The stone is probably Connemara marble or chrysoprase.
The design attributed to Arthur Stansfield Dixon and, as is well recorded, it looks like he was inspired by Ashbee’s designs for the Guild of Handicraft. This dish is the exact one that appears in Annelies Krekel-Aalberse book “Silver/Zilver 1880-194” page 70 and in “Art Nouveau and Art Deco Silver” p. 46, by the same author. Provenance is to Sotheby’s Belgravia 1976 and this piece was exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1994.
A rare and authentic piece of arts and craft silver.
Maker: Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
Designer: Arthur Stansfield Dixon (attrib)
Date : 1901
Marks: BGofH, Birmingham, date letter “b”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 19.25 cm diameter, 8.5 cm high
Weight : 357 grams 12.6 oz