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Spoon
Date Made/Found: 1928
Designer: Omar Ramsden , 1873 - 1939
Material and Medium: silver
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2004.853
This spoon was made by Omar Ramsden (1873-1939), who is regarded as one of the leading English designers of silverware. The spoon has a pear shaped bowl. The stem is decorated with flowers and plant tendrils. The interlinking, medieval style letters, 'A E A G S', run down the length of the stem. The original hammer marks made when shaping the object are visible on the stem and bowl. This is often a feature of the Arts & Crafts style of working, where an unfinished rather than a highly polished look was preferred. This approach lent itself particularly well to the manufacture of decorative spoons. This object forms part of the Bill Brown Collection. Supported by The Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust.
Display Location: In Store
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