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Arts and Crafts Silver Wafer Box

(Code: 7977)
Arts and Crafts Silver Wafer BoxUnmarked Silver
Makers stamp
William Mark
circa 1909-1920
Diameter: 7.5cm
Height: 5cm
William Mark, known as Bill, was born in Scarsdale, Victoria, Australia on 12th June 1868. He trained in Melbourne under J R Rowland, (87 & 91 Little Collins Street East, Melbourne - Enamelled Gold and Silverware; the enamelling champlevé), before travelling to England in the late 1890's. Here he worked for a time in the London workshop of Nelson Dawson (1859-1941) who founded the Artificer's Guild in 1901. By the end of 1900 Mark joined C R Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft as a jeweller and then moved to Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire with them and stayed until they disbanded in 1908. ( image)