Guild of Handicraft meat cover
A large meat cover made by the Guild of Handicraft, circa 1900.
This is a known design by the Guild of Handicraft which appears in the design books held by the original Guild workshops, now Harts Silversmiths in Chipping Campden. The handle design is often attributed to C. R. Ashbee.
The meat cover is lightly planished. The material of construction is a bit of a mystery. These covers were typically silver plated but this piece has a distinctly yellow hue which is very even. It is probably silver plate on brass that has been well polished over the years.
The handles are held on by small screws and, although very well done, it is likely that these were once rivets.
The cover has the coat of arms and motto of the Jones family from Denbigh.
Dimensions: 13″ wide, 10 1/2″ deep and 9″ high
Condition: Even plate loss leading to a yellow hue. Screws holding handle on likely not original