Arts & Crafts Design Gallery

The Arts and Crafts Gallery. A few illustrated examples of Arts and Crafts wares.

An arts and crafts gallery to provide a brief look at the exceptional quality and superb design available to the arts and crafts collector.

Whitefriars Glass Comports

Whitefriars Glass Comports

A pair of Arts & Crafts comports in sea green glass with hollow air twist stems.

Designed by Harry Powell for James Powell of Whitefriars Glass circa 1900

Archibald Knox Tudric ClockLiberty and Archibald Knox

An arts & crafts Tudric pewter clock with unusual purple enamel designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co, England c1902.

Marks: Tudric 0370

Archibald Knox Cymric BroochLiberty and Archibald Knox

Arts & Crafts Cymric silver and enamel brooch designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co and made by Haseler. England circa 1902.

Makers Marks: W.H.H SILVER and lion-rampant hall mark

A fine Arts & Crafts brass table lampArts & Crafts Brass Lamp

A fine Arts & Crafts brass table lamp with original fabric shade, in the style of Jan Eisenloffel, Netherlands circa 1905.

Makers Marks: None

Arts & Crafts Copper CandlesticksArts & Crafts Copper Candlesticks

A fine pair Arts & Crafts hand beaten copper candlesticks with silver applications By A.E. Jones, England circa 1900.

Makers Marks: None

English Arts and Crafts AndironsEnglish Arts and Crafts Andirons

Arts and Crafts reticulated iron and copper spade design andirons or fire dogs. With copper applied spade design at top.

Makers Marks: None

Stickley Brothers Table LampStickley Brothers Table Lamp

Hexagonal slag glass shade with metal overlay over a hammered copper base. Fine patina, unsigned.

Makers Marks: None

The arts and crafts designers rejected the banality and inferior quality of industrially produced decorative arts by promoting a return to a handcrafted medieval style craftsmanship.

This can be seen in works by artists such as William Morris, William de Morgan, Gustav Stickley, Charles Ashbee and Charles Voysey.

Typical motifs come from traditional techniques with slat back chairs, leather upholstery, turned feet, rush seating, enamelling, thick ceramic glazes and hand hammered metalwork.