Gordon Russell Lygon pin dish


A pin dish designed by Gordon Russell and made circa 1920. The dish has a hand planished finish and a very simple chased circle of dots to the centre.

I believe the dish is made of gilding metal (a form of brass with a high copper content) and clearly marked with “R&S” and “Lygon”. The Lygon range was made by Russell and Sons, circa 1920, and was sold from the Gordon Russell workshops in the Cotswolds. Much of the Lygon range metalwork was actually made at the Hart’s Silversmiths in Chipping Campden. George Hart, an original Guild of Handicraft member, stayed on in Chipping Campden after Ashbee and the guild left and continued to make metalwork from the Guild’s workshop. Hart’s descendants still run the workshop today and have personally shown me the “Lygon” stamp.

I particularly like the colour of gilding metal and this piece displays superbly.


Dimensions:    The dish is 4″ in diameter and 3/4″ high

Condition:   Good

Price:   £95