Lot 375 , A good Edwardian Arts & Crafts gem set silver cup and cover, by Guild of Handicrafts Ltd, possibly from a design by C.R. Ashbee,
A good Edwardian Arts & Crafts gem set planished silver cup and cover, by Guild of Handicrafts Ltd, possibly from a design by C.R. Ashbee, the cup with slender stem and curved wire supports, on a cast circular foot, decorated with swags of flowers and fruit and beaded border, the underside with a samorodok style finish, the conical cover set with six oval amethyst cabochon cut stones and berry finial, London, 1903, height 20.7cm, gross weight 16.9oz/526 grams.
Three very slight knocks to the rim and one tiny ding. Therer are a few extremely minor nicks around the rim of the cup, commensurate with age and use. There is no visible damage to any of the stones. There appear to be two very small surface splits to the silver visible from both sides of the cover, possible caused by a small knock or two?? Overall condition is otherwise good. Both sets of hallmarks are clear, however both have some minor rubbing to the maker's marks.
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