Charles Robert Ashbee – Cup, ca. 1893

Charles Robert Ashbee

Cup, ca. 1893

Patinated bronze, copper, gilded on the inside
Made by the Guild of Handicraft, London
h. 5 3/4 in. (14,5 cm) - w. 8 2/3 in. (22 cm)

PROVENANCE : British private collection - British art market.

EXHIBITED : Probably the Fifth Arts and Crafts Exhibition, The New Gallery, 121 Regent St., London, 1896 (in the ‘case of metal work’ exhibit 176).

SIMILAR PIECES : The only other known example of this design is a silver cup, most likely made after 1900, in the collection of The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (Inv. N° 1982.1117.1).

LITERATURE : The Magazine of Art, volume 20, 1896-1897, page 67 - The Studio, volume 12, 1898, page 36 (for a line drawing of chalices and cups designed by Ashbee) - Lakeland Arts Trust, Arts and crafts Metalwork, 2003, page 55 (for a similar model).

ARCHIVE : A period photograph of an identical cup in the Guild of Hancicraft workshop is in the collection of the Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, UK.