Important Arts & Crafts Silver Rose Bowl Chased By Benjamin Colson

Cecil Walker, London 1927
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An important Arts and Crafts silver rose bowl and cover, the compressed circular bowl with vine embossed shoulders and cable bordered pedestal base, the pierced ribbon and reeded bar cover with an amethyst mounted crown finial.

By Cecil Walker, London 1927. Chased by Benjamin. J. Colson.

Exhibited at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society in their Fourteenth Exhibition at the Galleries of the Royal Academy in 1928 (Original catalogue included). The Bowl is entered in the catalogue (No 235) under Benjamin Colson's name because it was principally his work (as explained in the exhibition rules).

Colson, born c1876, was a silverchaser and a member of The Goldsmith's Company. He worked on The Unknown Warrior's Grave in Westminster Abbey and The Battle of Briton Chapel Air Force Memorial (See attached account written by Benjamin's daughter, Grace).

For another example with the same makers' mark dated 1935 see: Treasures of the 20th Century: Silver, jewellery and art medals from the 20th Century Collection of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. London 2000, p. 52, no. 111.

Reserved - £5,250.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair.
Dimensions
H
205 mm (8.07 inches)
DIA
260 mm (10.24 inches)
Weight
1441.00 Grams (46.33 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VA120422S
Medium
Silver