D.S.C.G. silver plated bell
A silver plated bell made by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild, circa 1910.
The bell is shown in the D.S.C.G. showroom catalogue, circa 1910. It is described as a hand wrought silvered copper bell from the collection of Lord Rosebery. This particular bell came in different sizes.
From 1907 onwards, under the direction of Francis Arthur Edwardes, the metalwork produced included copies of historical pieces from the collections of famous friends and acquaintances of Millicent. This bell is no exception and the design came from the collection of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery. He was Prime Minister between 1894 and 1895 and was an active political figure all of his life.
One of the images shows a photograph of a sale of works by the Cripples Guild in January 1912. Millicent is on the far left and the lady holding a bell of the same design is Lady Rosabelle St Clair-Erskine.
The underside of the bell is stamped with the D.S.C.G. makers mark.
Dimensions: 5 1/2″ high and 4″ in diameter at widest point
Condition: Good. Recently re-plated