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Silver bowl and cover, by Charles Robert Ashbee

Image attached to M.1 & A-1978

An image of Bowl and Cover. Sugar Basin. Ashbee, Charles Robert, designer (British, 1863-1942). Guild of Handicraft Ltd. The shallow circular bowl stands on a spreading trumpet foot between two wide loop handles, which divide and have stylized flowers where they join the rim and foot. The low cover has a rope border enclosing a dappled green enamelled centre with capstan-shaped knob set with mother-of-pearl. Silver, raised, green enamel cover and mother-of pearl knob, height, to top of finial, 10 cm, width, across the handles, 25.2 cm,  weight 330 g, 1906-1907. Arts and Crafts movement. Note: The Guild of Handicraft Ltd. worked from Essex House, Chipping Camden.

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Bowl and Cover. Sugar Basin. Ashbee, Charles Robert, designer (British, 1863-1942). Guild of Handicraft Ltd. The shallow circular bowl stands on a spreading trumpet foot between two wide loop handles, which divide and have stylized flowers where they join the rim and foot. The low cover has a rope border enclosing a dappled green enamelled centre with capstan-shaped knob set with mother-of-pearl. Silver, raised, green enamel cover and mother-of pearl knob, height, to top of finial, 10 cm, width, across the handles, 25.2 cm, weight 330 g, 1906-1907. Arts and Crafts movement. Note: The Guild of Handicraft Ltd. worked from Essex House, Chipping Camden.

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  • Accession Number: M.1 & A-1978
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 697 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 63.70kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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20th Century abalone shell Arts and Crafts Ashbee bowl British Charles Robert Ashbee cover enamel enamelled English finial Fitz_AA Guild of Handicraft hallmark handle handled handles knob lidded mark mother of pearl raised Silver silverware stamp sugar basin sugar bowl two handled two-handled

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