Artificers' Guild jardiniere
A brass or pale bronze jardiniere designed by Edward Spencer and made by the Artificers’ Guild, circa 1920.
The jardiniere is either brass or, more likely, bronze based on the reddish colour of the patina on the base. It is marked twice with Edward Spencer’s personal mark that was used on pieces made by the Artificers’ Guild. The underside is also stamped with “105” which is most likely a design number.
The bowl of the jardiniere is lightly planished and the rim has a highly detailed pierced floral decoration and fine twisted wire edge. The base has four elaborately designed legs that are heavily influenced by Japanese or Aesthetic Movement designs.
I have found it impossible to take a photograph that really does this piece justice as it has recently been polished and is highly reflective.
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ high and 9 1/2″ diameter at widest point
Condition: Quite recently polished. Some verdigris and some minor darker or lighter spots on the body that will disappear as patina redevelops.