Gordon Russell brass bowl
A stunning brass bowl by Gordon Russell for his Lygon metalwork range, circa 1920.
The large bowl has a repeating repousse design of fish to the sides with a rope twist rim. The bowl sits on three hemispherical bun feet with rope twist edges.
The bowl is marked with “R&S” for Russell & Sons, “Lygon” and “Made by Hand on the Cotswold Hills”. A near identical design is shown in the archive of the Gordon Russell Museum in Broadway, Worcestershire. It also states that the design was exhibited at the British Institute of Industrial Arts exhibition held at the V&A during the 1920’s. More research required!
Much of the Lygon range was made in the Chipping Campden workshop of George Hart, Harts Silversmiths. Harts Silversmiths is still operated today by George’s descendants and they still have the original “Lygon” stamps.
Dimensions: 15 1/2″ in diameter by 2″ high
Condition: Good. One of the bun feet has been pushed in very slightly