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Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1694
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1963
Silversmith: Harry Warmington
Place: London
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 20 grams
Dimensions: 7.8 cm
Condition: Very good, some light scratches to bowl. Handle slightly off centre.

Description: An Arts & Crafts silver caddy spoon, with a round bowl, curved fish tail handle, and planished (hand hammered) finish. A very similar caddy spoon is depicted in the book "The Caddy Spoon in the 20th Century", page 15, illustration d, which was made by George Hart of the Guild of Handicraft in 1977 (our spoon lacks the thread decoration). The spoon is clearly hallmarked for London 1963, with makers mark W.H.W. for William Henry Warmington (Harry). Harry Warmington was "an integral member of the Guild of Handicraft workshop for some 50 years, he was one of the best silversmiths to have worked in Campden, he was also a fine engraver. Despite his abilities, he never applied to become a Freeman of the Goldsmith's Company", quote from the book "The Harts of Chipping Campden, pg 31. Harry was recruited by George Hart in 1912 from the local grammar school, he joined the infantry in 1914 on the outbreak of World War I, then the Royal Flying Corps in 1916, he was based at Farnborough at an aircraft repair depot, he rejoined the workshop in 1919. He stayed until 1966 when he retired at age 70, he died in 1979. In 1946 he and George Hart revived the Campden School of Arts and Crafts, where he taught until 1967. Harry Warmington usually used the G of H hallmark for Guild of Handicraft, but in 1935 he registered this W.H.W. mark for his occasional private use, it was also used for items made by his pupils when a mark was justified, so this could be the case here ("Harts of Chipping Campden, pg 86").
Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
Guild of Handicraft silver caddy spoon

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
Harry Warmington in Hart workshop, on left

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
Arts and crafts spoon back, guild of handicraft

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
arts and crafts hand hammered silver spoon

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
Harry Warmington hallmarks, harts of chipping campden

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Caddy Spoon - Harry Warmington
Silver caddy spoon, scale

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