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Arts & Crafts silver mether or friendship cup

£ 7,500

Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1909

This beautiful Arts & Crafts silver mether bowl has a hammered body, raised on lug feet. It is an impeccable example of Arts & Crafts design of the period.

The Arts & Crafts movement emerged from a disenchantment with the impersonal, mechanised direction of society in the 19th century, and sought to return to a simpler, more fulfilling way of living. The movement was admired for its use of high quality materials and for its emphasis on utility in design.

George Lawrence Connell's wife, Christine, was an accomplished silversmith at the start of the 20th century this could be attributed to her. She made her own designs in relatively small numbers, retailing them through the family business in Clerkenwell, London under the G L Connell hallmark.

Height
155mm (6")
Length
320mm (12 1/2")
Diameter
255mm (10")
Weight
1610g (51.76 troy ozs )
Reference
6496
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