Thursday, 11 August 2011

W is for Williams

To continue my alphabet of British Arts and Crafts metalware - W is for John Williams (working 1890 - 1915)

He was a metalworker and a member of the Guild of Handicraft and later under his own name at Fivemiletown, The Newton Class and probably at Yattendon. His name frequently appears in the Studio Magazine often referring to his work a Filemiletown. For example in the July 1896 edition's article The Home Arts and Industres at the Albert Hall, several works by him are detailed. A Mirror Frame and Cup both designed by "J Williams, Filemiletown"

I have had some difficulties tracing pictures of fully attributed items. The chalice shown here was illustrated in "The Arts & Crafts Magazine" volume 1/2 from 1904. The caption with this states "designed by John Williams, executed by John Williams and D W Evans, wrought silver chalice set with cairngorns"

There are plenty of pictures of metalware attributed to Yattendon and some from Filemiletown.

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