Two dessert forks by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The cutlery service commissioned for the Newberys is a wonderful example of Mackintosh's radical departure from conventional flatware design of the day, its elongated form and simple pierced motif showing how he had reduced art nouveau decoration to a basic simplicity.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Barclay Lennie Fine Art

These are the first examples of Mackintosh's cutlery to be acquired by the National Museums of Scotland.

Provenance

Direct descent from Mr and Mrs Newberry to vendor who was their great grand-son.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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