• Focal Point - The Nicholas Gif auction at Christies

    Sale 5975

    Focal Point - The Nicholas Gifford-Mead Collection of Chimneypieces & Ornament

    29 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    A COTSWOLD STONE CHIMNEYPIECE

    DESIGNED BY NORMAN JEWSON, CIRCA 1926

    Price Realised  

    A COTSWOLD STONE CHIMNEYPIECE
    DESIGNED BY NORMAN JEWSON, CIRCA 1926
    Of simple architectural form
    45 in. (116.2 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) deep; the opening 38 in. (96.5 cm.) x 30 in. (76.2 cm.); kerb 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) deep


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    Fosse Hill was built for F.B. Swanwick by Norman Jewson (1884-1975) in 1923. The present chimneypiece characterized by its elegant and simple architectural form is typical of Norman Jewsons work. He belonged to a group working in the Cotswolds under the influence of Ernest Gimson who was one of the leading exponents of the Arts and Crafts movement. Like Gimson, Jewson believed architecture and craft were interdependent and traditional materials and craftsmanship should be combined with simple yet graceful design.

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    Provenance

    Fosse Hill House, Gloucestershire.