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An Elizabeth II silver honey pot, H.G. Murphy, London, 1932
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,560 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
167

OTHER PROPERTIES

An Elizabeth II silver honey pot, H.G. Murphy, London, 1932
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,560 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Elizabeth II silver honey pot, H.G. Murphy, London, 1932
cylindrical with applied reeded bands and rope-twist borders, wavy rim, detachable cover, turned ivory finial with green cabochon
11.5cm, 4 1/4 in high
229gr, 7oz 4dwt
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Literature

For a similar example see Treasures of the 20th Century, The Goldsmiths' Company, London, 2000, item 39, p. 30.  

Catalogue Note

Henry George Murphy was born in Birchington, Kent in 1884, and by coincidence he grew up in a cottage which had belonged to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. At the age of ten Murphy met William Morris, who was impresed by the boy's artistic talents and encouraged him to pursue them. At fourteen Murphy entered the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London where he was apprenticed to Henry Wilson, an architect, metalworker, and prominent member of the Arts and Crafts movement. Upon completion of his studies, Murphy returned to the school, where he taught goldsmithing and enameling, and in 1936 was the first silversmith to become its principal.

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