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Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1585
Period: George VI
Year: 1938
Silversmith: Guild of Handicraft Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 780.00
Weight: 100 grams
Dimensions: 15.1 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A magnificent pair of Arts & Crafts silver Apostle spoons, made by George Henry Hart of the Guild of Handicraft. The spoons are clearly made by hand, with cast finials and hand hammered bowl, with clearly visible hammer marks. The quality of these spoons is fabulous, we love them! The spoons have a stylised beaded rattail, quite unusual, but a lovely feature. The Apostle figure wears a hooded cowl, and has his hands crossed in front of his body. The figure sits on a traditional hexagonal seal top, the stem of the spoon is rounded. The hallmarks on both spoons are very clear, including makers mark "GofH", (without Ltd, in use between 1900 and 1908). The Guild of Handicraft went into liquidation in 1908, the business was continued by George Henry Hart, who designed these spoons, possibly for Prinknash Abbey. The business is still operating today, and run by Julian Hart, great grandson of George Hart (see www.hartsilversmiths.co.uk), in the beautiful village of Chipping Campden, well worth a visit. We recommend the book: "The Harts of Chipping Campden - An insight into four generations creating fine silver in the Arts and Crafts tradition" by Richard Russell, which can be obtained from their website.
Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
Guild of handicraft arts and crafts apostle spoons

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
Apostle finials

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
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Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
Guild of Handicraft - Hart silver

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
Hallmarks

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Apostle Spoons (Pair) - George Henry Hart
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