The Ickleford Art Industries
Yet another metalworking class, this time from Herts, that was associated with the Home Arts and Industries Association..
The Christchurch Class
Research over the winter months led me to discover another metalworking class from Hants that was associated with the Home Arts and Industries Association..
The continued use of designs by Richard Llewellyn Rathbone
How an inkwell designed by R. Ll. Rathbone came to be made by G.L. Connell..
Mary Williams - Designer and Metalworker
Research on a recent auction purchase links some superb pieces to Mary Williams..
Alfred Hughes - Forgotten Master Craftsman
A candlestick demonstrating the incredible skill of the metalworker Alfred Hughes who collaborated for many years with Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone..
The forgotten contribution of Dorothy (Dorothea) Hager
One of many women who’s contribution to the Arts and Crafts Movement has been lost over time..
Important Art Fittings Limited finds linked to Gustav Stickley
Two rare pieces sold by Art Fittings Limited linked to Gustav Stickley..
A rare set of door handles by Richard. Ll. Rathbone
A very rare set of door handles designed by Rathbone circa 1900..
Two important designs by C.F.A. Voysey
Addition of two rare and important designs by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey..
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..
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..