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Antique Arts & Crafts Pewter Spoons by Studio Craftsman John H Green c.1925
REF: CA2110 / LA341174
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This is a very nice trio of handmade, Arts & Crafts pewter spoons by the Studio craftsman, John H Green. The trio include a longer preserve spoon, a mid sized tea or coffee spoon, and a shorter tea caddy spoon. Each of the spoons is made in the Arts & Crafts tradition with hand hammered bowls and chased detailing to the stems. The caddy spoon has a Tudor rose motif, which was extremely popular amongst Arts & Crafts metal workers and silversmith - the middle sized teaspoon has more of an abstract feel to it, and has stylised berry motifs to the terminal. The longer preserve spoon has a distinctive fish tail terminal. The shape of the bowls on each is highly reminiscent of Medieval and Tudor era spoon, which were styles often emulated by craftsmen in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To the reverse side of the terminals on each spoon is the stamped mark JHG, with the J and H being conjoined. This mark represents the marker John H Green, who was known to have exhibited his work in the well known Arts & Crafts publication, the 'Studio' magazine. (see last picture showing a page from the 1925 publication). Although it's yet to be proven beyond any doubt, it seems likely that John H Green is the same person as the ex artificers' guild craftsman, John Green, who executed the designs of Edward Spencer around 1910. John Green's work was also displayed in the Studio magazine around 1910-1912. Little is known of J H Green, except that he was based at Debden near Saffron Walden. Aside from pewter, he was known to have worked in copper, silver plate and brass. It's hopeful that more information will come to light about his career and work, but for now all we have is nicely made hand crafted items such as these spoons. Each of the spoons is polished to a silver like shine and shows only perfectly normal signs of use and handling - their condition means they could be used as originally intended, if desired. The individual spoons' measurements are: Long spoon: Length - 16.6cm Width across bowl - 3.6cm Mid sized spoon: Length - 13.4cm Width across bowl - 3cm Caddy spoon: Length - 10.9cm Width across bowl - 3.3cm. The list price is for all 3 spoons, including shipping (to U.K. addresses). If you have any further questions, please ask.
See description for individual measurements of each spoon.
Century Antiques has clarified that the Antique Arts & Crafts Pewter Spoons by Studio Craftsman John H Green c.1925 (LA341174) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1925
All the spoons are in excellent antique condition and show only normal light signs of use and handling commensurate with their age.
Delivery to U.K. addresses is inclusive in the price. For delivery to addresses outside the U.K., please contact me for a shipping quote.
This Antique Arts & Crafts Pewter Spoons by Studio Craftsman John H Green c.1925 is located in Kilby, United Kingdom