A E Jones silver cloak case with Ruskins
An early silver cloak clasp by A E Jones set with two Ruskin ceramic roundels. The clasp is fully hallmarked for A E Jones, Birmingham, 1904. It is well documented that Jones knew Howson Taylor of Ruskin Pottery and the early pieces by A E Jones often feature Ruskin Pottery “jewels”. This particular clasp was illustrated in an early Jones catalogue (No.91), circa 1905.
Dimensions: Clasps are 1 1/2″ in diameter. Chain is 4″ long
Weight: Approximately 25 grams
Condition: In good condition with very light wear to the Ruskin roundels