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Decanter and Stopper

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1972M120
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1905 c - 1905 c

Maker Information

Attributed to:Edward Spencer - View biography for Edward Spencer
Manufacturer:James Powell & Sons - View history


This decanter was made by the firm of James Powell and Sons of Whitefrairs, London. The jewelled gold and silver stopper is unmarked but attributed to Edward Spencer of the Artificers' Guild. Edward Spencer (1872-1938) was chief designer for the Artificers' Guild founded in 1901 by Nelson Dawson (1859-1942) at his Chiswick workshop. In 1903 the Guild passed into the possession of Montague Fordham, one-time director of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.

Purchased from the Handley-Read Estate.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Studio Glass
Medium:Free blown glass.
Place of Origin:London, England


Height:30.5 cm