Cup

1899-1900 (made)

Marks, Gilbert

Height: 28.5 cm, Length: 21.4 cm, Width: 13.0 cm

CIRC.171-1964 MET

Silver, London hallmarks for 1899-1900, mark of Gilbert Marks.

Two handled cup. Hand raised with repousse decoration of rose swags around the belly of the cup. The handles are cast separately, soldered to the cup and chased.

On leaving school, Gilbert Marks joined a firm of manufacturing silversmiths. In 1885, after seven years, he left them to set up his own workshop. Here he made a point of doing everything by hand. His early death at the age of 46 has meant that his significance in the British Arts and Crafts movement has been overlooked.

Acquisition RF: 64 / 1021 Purchase - £27 From M P Levene Ltd., 5 Thurloe Place, SW7 On leaving school Marks joined a firm of manufacturing silversmiths which he left after seven years in 1885 to set up his own workshop where he made a point of doing everything by hand. His untimely death at the age of 46 has meant that his significance in the British Arts and Crafts movement has been overlooked until relatively recently.

Location: Silver, room 67, case 7, shelf 1

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