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Antique Silver Art Nouveau Vase made in 1908

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A very stylish and fine quality Art Nouveau silver vase. The vase is beautifully chased with a trailing floral design to one side and is plain to the reverse.

Date 1908
Made By George Howson
Location London
Stock Number W253x35

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W253x35
Date:
1908
Maker: George Howson
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Description

A very stylish and fine quality Art Nouveau silver vase.

The vase is beautifully chased with a trailing floral design to one side and is plain to the reverse. The handles are elegantly sinuous in classic Art Nouveau style.

The vase is of a lovely size and weight and is in excellent condition throughout.

Dimensions: height 18.5 cm, width (across handles) 16.5 cm; weight 13.8 troy oz.

Maker
George Howson

George Howson was part of the firm Harrison Brothers and Howson.

Thomas Sansom, plate worker at Norfolk Street, Sheffield, entered his mark at Sheffield Assay Office on December 22, 1808. Later the business was continued as Thomas Sansom & Sons, in partnership with his sons Abraham, John and William Sansom.

In 1847, the business was acquired by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and James William Howson, acting as Harrison Brothers & Howson. James William Harrison retired in 1876 and the business was continued by his partners. Later they were joined in the partnership by George Howson (son of J.W. Howson), Francis William Harrison (son of Henry Harrison) and John Brocksopp Wilkinson (nephew of J.W. Harrison).

From 1892, the activity was continued by George Howson, F.W. Harrison and J.B. Wilkinson. The firm was originally active at 67 Norfolk Street, Sheffield (1866-1896), expanding to Shoreham Street Works (1880) and to a new factory in Carver Street (1901). Harrison Brothers & Howson opened its London showrooms at 11 Hatton Garden (1866) and 43-44 Holborn Viaduct (1885), moving to Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Aryle Street (1941). The trademark was taken over by Viners of Sheffield in 1923.

The firm used the trademark ALPHA PLATE, BEACON PLATE, HALPHROID and LUSTROUS. Later, the firm ceased its activity and the brand of Harrison Brothers & Howson was revived in 1978, under the style of Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd, a subsidiary of Ben J. Dix of London Ltd.

Delivery Details

We provide worldwide postage/shipping and everything is fully tracked and insured. Purchases will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, FedEx, Parcel Force, A-Z couriers; other delivery providers may be used in extenuating circumstances. We deliver to the address provided at the time of purchase but not to PO addresses, as a signature is required upon delivery.

Some countries levy import duties and local taxes. Payment of these is the purchaser’s responsibility and beyond the control of William Walter Antiques Ltd. When the container has reached the destination country, a customs representative will contact you for payment prior to delivery.

Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

How to buy

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+44 (0) 207 242 3248

Email
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William Walter Antiques,
London Silver Vaults,
53-64 Chancery Lane,
London, WC2A 1QS

Opening Hours
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Sat: 09:00 – 12.30

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