Potteries Guild of Cripples copper candlesticks

Description

A pair of copper candlesticks made by the Potteries Cripples Guild, circa 1905.

The candlesticks have a hand planished base and sconce and a lovely central stem with three thick copper wires that swirl around the base and sconce. 

These candlesticks appear in the Potteries Guild showroom catalogue (No. 501), circa 1905. They also appear in the Arts & Crafts Magazine, 1904. The candlesticks were exhibited at the Clarion Guild exhibition in Manchester. Very little is known about the designers and makers of the Guild at this time so it is great to see that M.R. Newey is listed as the designer and W. Jervis the maker. I am currently researching this more thoroughly but it is highly likely that the designer was Mabel. R. Newey whose artist father, Harry Foster Newey, was a director of the Guild at the time.

Details

Dimensions:    9 1/2″ high and 4″ in diameter at widest point

Condition:   Good, the candle holder on one candlestick is wobbly

Price:   £450