Tea and coffee service with tray by Archibald Knox

Service consists of tray; two pots, one tall and one stout; milk jug; and sugar bowl.

Details

Medium:
Silver & lapis lazuli & ivory
Dimensions:
Tray 61 x 44.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £120,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
John Jesse

The service is amongst the most accomplished and ambitious of Knox's designs. It was made by W H Haseler Ltd of Birmingham, one of the most important and progressive silver manufactureres of the early 20th century.

Provenance

Private owner (unknown); ... ; Jo Martin and Bruno Forest, 1973; Keith Carpenter; John Jesse.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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