George Edward Hunt silver server
A rare silver server by George Edward Hunt, 1931.
Quite a large piece with a hand planished finish. The end of the server has a simple chased design. Fully hallmarked for George Hunt, Chester, 1931. There is also the makers mark inside the bowl of the server which Hunt typically did for spoons.
George Hunt was a fascinating character. He became deaf after suffering from diphtheria as a child but went on to study at the Margaret St School of Art and the Vittoria St School of Jewellery & Silversmithing in Birmingham. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and his tutors would have included Arthur Gaskin, Bernard Cuzner and the enamelled, Louis Joseph. Better known these days for his silver and enamel jewellery, he also made smaller items in silver. He worked alone from a studio in his garden so this is a very rare find.
Dimensions: Just under 9 1/4″ long and 1 3/4″ across at widest point
Weight: Approximately 50 grams