1900s (1902-1903) Arts and Crafts era silver bowl embellished with blue lapis, designed by Oliver Baker for Liberty & Co, Birmingham.
Boasting glamour and elegance, this is an exceptionally rare item that would make for a beautiful decorative piece.
This is an early design and one of the earliest hallmark for a Liberty & Co Cymric piece.
The original sketches for this silver bowl can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and also featured in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam.
About the designer:
Oliver Baker (1856-1939) was an English painter, etcher, designer and silversmith, best known for his role in the development of the Cymric Silverware line for Liberty & Co.
Oliver Baker was born in Birmingham, the son of the artist Samuel Henry Baker.
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