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Keswick School of Industrial Art Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11055
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1906
Silversmith: Keswick School of Industrial Art
Place: Chester
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 7 cm
Condition: Good, but small repair to old split on join of bowl to handle, RHS.

Description: An early Keswick School of Industrial Arts silver caddy spoon, instantly recognisable as Keswick from its distinctive arts and crafts design and finish, with planished bowl, fish tail handle and mock rivet punches. The Keswick silver hallmark was only registered in 1905, so this is one of their earliest silver spoons. Close inspection shows the rivets are not evenly spaced, so clearly struck by hand. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark KSIA in oval punch. The Keswick School of Industrial Arts was established in Keswick, Cumberland in 1884 by Canon Rawnsley, Vicar of Crosthwaite and Canon of Carlisle, and his wife Edith, as a metalwork class following the teachings of John Ruskin and William Morris. Many famous artists, including Harold Stabler and Leslie Durbin, were part of the faculty. Hand finished metal work proved a difficult competitor to machine finished work and the School closed in its centenary year, 1984. Although they produced furniture and furnishings, it is for their metalwork that they are mainly remembered for, mostly copper and brass, sterling silver items are rarer (made between 1905 and 1960). This and similar designs of caddy spoon can also be found in other metals, brass and silver plate.
Keswick School of Industrial Art Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon
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Keswick School of Industrial Art Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon
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