Discovery of an important necklace by John Paul Cooper
A chance find, lots of research and a bit of luck leads to the discovery of an important necklace with family connections..
Newton School of Metalwork - Key Designers
New research on the key designers that worked with the Newton School of Metalwork, including John Williams, Mary Williams and George Tanner..
History of the Newton School of Metalwork
After finding a few pieces by the Newton School of Metalwork in Cambridgeshire I decided to complete some research on this lesser known school..
Tray leads to more research on Gustav Stickley's metalwork designs
A new stock addition leads to more research on Norman and Ernest Spittle and the extent of their impact on Gustav Stickley’s iconic metalwork designs..
Discovery of a rare chair by the Southwold School
A chance spot of a particular design on the back of an oak spinning chair led to some interesting research on the Southwold School of Industrial Art..
Discovery of a rare silver fruit spoon by C.R. Ashbee
Every now and again something very special comes along. When I saw this fruit spoon I immediately knew that it was an early design by Charles R. Ashbee. However, proving it was not straightforward thanks to some unexpected hallmarks..
Charger with an important link to Gustav Stickley
Researching a charger by Norman & Ernest Spittle leads to a link with Gustav Stickley’s pivotal visit to London in 1903 and sheds light on the designers of many of his most successful commercial metalwork designs..