A E Jones silver motto vase
A silver vase made by A E Jones for George Lawrence Connell in 1912.
The hand planished vase has applied silver rosettes and a motto around the top section. The motto reads “There’s Gladness in Remembrance”. This appears to have been a very popular turn of phrase at this time and appeared on many greetings cards and post cards. The bottom of the fluted vase has a rope twist edge. Fully hallmarked for G L Connell, Birmingham and 1912.
It is well documented that A E Jones made pieces for other makers and retailers. A E Jones Ltd was very much a commercial venture.
An identical vase with a different motto appears in the A E Jones catalogue, circa 1910. This vase is stamped to the base with the same design number shown “596”.
The A E Jones hallmarked vase was sold by Christie’s in 2006:
Dimensions: 2 3/4″ in diameter by 7″ high
Weight: Approximately 130 grams
Condition: There are two small dings to the body and the top rim is pushed down very slightly in one spot