A Good Arts and Crafts Sugar Caster of Large Size

Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr
7" (17.8cm) high, 3.75" (9.5cm) Diameter
7 oz

The wide baluster shaped body upon a moulded spreading base, the hemispherical lower part with hammered surface rising to a narrow band of engraved wavy scrolls resembling running water. The tapering upper section embossed with a wide band of dog roses, each rose with 5 petals with ribbed and domed centre. The upper rim with a further barbed branch below 8 rosehips. The pull-off top of domed shape and with a triform wirework finial of 3 coiled scrolls.


Rago Arts, U.S.A., Sale 6th December 2009, lot 2053

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This generous sized caster is another unusual piece from Ramsden and Carr being made only 11 years after they went into partnership together in 1898. It is embossed with the design of Dog Roses with barbed branches, a favourite form of decoration used frequently during the early years of their production. The base is somewhat crudely engraved "Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr Me Fecerunt" but otherwise this is an excellent piece of Arts and Crafts Silver of great style.