D.S.C.G. brass coal bin
A brass coal bin with cast brass rams heads made by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild, circa 1910.
Probably the best piece I have ever seen by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild. The coal bin mixes elements of Arts and Crafts styling with the more classical design details typical of the Guild under Francis Arthur Edwardes. The body of the coal bin has a lightly hammered finish with riveted seams and bun feet. To both sides of the coal bin there is a superb cast brass rams head. The domed lid is also lightly hammered and has a crescent moon shaped finial.
The coal bin retains its original galvanised metal internal bucket and is marked to the underside with the D.S.C.G. makers mark. The coal bin was purchased many decades ago by one of the first families to live in the original Guild workshops which were converted to private houses after the Guild closed down.
Dimensions: 16 1/2″ long, 13″ across and 15″ high
Condition: Some minor dents to the body and lid. The finial does not sit totally straight and one of the bun feet is slightly askew. Recently well polished.