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A RARE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT BRASS CHARGER
DESIGNED BY JOHN PEARSON, MADE BY JOHN PEARSON AND JOHN WILLIAMS, DATED 1889
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A RARE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT BRASS CHARGER DESIGNED BY JOHN PEARSON, MADE BY JOHN PEARSON AND JOHN WILLIAMS, DATED 1889

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A RARE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT BRASS CHARGER
DESIGNED BY JOHN PEARSON, MADE BY JOHN PEARSON AND JOHN WILLIAMS, DATED 1889
circular form, hammered in relief, the well with tree of life and Greek inscription 'eat', the rim with a frieze of stylised flowers and scrolling foliage etched mark designer JPearson, workers JP & J Williams 1889
24.5in (62cm) diam
Exhibited
C.R.Ashbee & The Guild of Handicraft, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, 1981, Catalogue Number D2
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This charger can, with confidence, be attributed to the Guild's output since one of its makers John Williams was living and working with the Guild in 1889. The Guild ruled that artists were to work exclusively for them and this strict demand, coupled with Pearson's growing reputation led him to resign his position from the Guild in 1895
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