beautifully designed solid silver english hallmarked set of 4 bridge or gaming counter dishes by famous maker a e jones

Beautifully designed solid silver English hallmarked set of 4 bridge or gaming counter dishes by famous maker A. E. Jones.


Price

£545
| $742 USD | €639 EUR


Item Ref

5961

Description

Solid silver English hallmarked very unusual and excellent quality set of 4 bridge gaming counter or trumps dishes in the shape of the four traditional playing card suits (diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs), hallmarked in Birmingham in 1986, and made by renowned makers A. E. Jones, in a heavy gauge of silver.
The dishes are beautifully and realistically shaped, and have slightly convex centres. They are sure to take pride of place on your table, and are very suitable for snacks, nuts, and the like.
A. E. Jones, is a very well known and collectable maker of the Arts and Crafts period.
He was born in 1878 and died in 1954. He came from a family of silversmiths. He trained at the Birmingham Central School of Arts, and became known as a developer and innovator . He was a Guildsman at the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft where he was influenced and inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement. He went out on his own in 1902, and quickly became successful and attracted other talented artists and craftsmen to his workshop, all inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. His silver was hand made, often also incorporating Ruskin pottery in the designs. In 1958 after his father's death, his son Kenneth Crisp Jones,(also trained at the Central School of Art Birmingham) took over the family business, continuing the firms great innovation in design and expression developed in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Size-Diamonds 4.75 inches by 3.25 inches; hearts 4 inches by 3 5/8 inches; spades 4 inches by 3.75 inches; clubs 4.25 inches by 3.75 inches.
Weight-250 grams.
This is a set of beautifully crafted and unusual dishes, both stylish, functional, and of very generous size and weight. They would make a great gift for the bridge, trumps, card enthusiast, or any game using counters. They are also lovely decorative pieces for the collector of novelty silver.
In very good condition.
Also see listings for cased set of playing card suit Art Deco silver and Bakelite spoons on www.serpentineantiques.co.uk.
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