are proud to offer you this elegant two handled bowl – a rare item from the short
lived Duchess of Sutherland’s Cripples Guild (!). Rest assured it was not the
Duchess who was short lived…. (kicked the bucket at 88) …….. but
the Guild which was set up in the late 1890s and was defunct by 1923.
if you are wondering whether it was once silver plated………. well quite frankly we are
wondering that too. The guild worked in
copper (which our bowl is – largely) and silver plate and silver…. So who
much as the more long winded among us are itching to do we are not going to give you
an interminable essay about Millicent Duchess of Sutherland – if you want the full works go
and look it up for yourselves.
short story is that she set up a Guild in 1898 to provide medical treatment for
crippled (ok not a pc word but one which was used at the time) children from
the potteries and to provide them with a craft or trade. Art metalwork began in 1902 and closed in
Pieces made by this guild are marked DSCG under a crown as indeed is
ours, and items from this niche Arts and Crafts workshop are becoming increasingly collectable.
of bowl about 6½ inches
with handles about 9½ inches
of bowl about 4 inches
with handles just over 5½ inches
Unhappy with the price? You could try a quibble.