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Jug Decanter

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1972M121
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1903 - 1903

Maker Information

Manufacturer:James Powell & Sons - View history


The design of this jug is a plagiarism by Powell's of one produced by Ashbee's Guild of Handcraft. C. R. Ashbee (1863-1942) designed mainly metalwork and jewellery for the community of Guildworkers which he moved from London to Chipping Camden in 1902. Ashbee believed that manufacturers such as Liberty's and Powell's through their plagiarism of the work of Arts and Crafts designers were largely responsible for the failure of the Guild of Handcraft.

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:20.2 cm
Diameter:14 cm