Width Three and a quarter inches 8.5 cm. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information. From The Studio June 1904 By Esther Wood. Aradical difference divides the artist who has taken up craftsmanship to strengthen his work in design from the craftsman who is an artist by temperament, and has added a certain intellectual training to what he had of technical power and skill.Happy is the worker who can feel generations of workers behind him ; who brings to his task a native aptitude of hands and tools, and a certain grit of physical and nervous fibre which the most strenuous brain worker often covets in vain. Such is the equipment of the two young craftsmen.
(Omar Ramsden and Alwyn C E Carr). A six months tour of Italy crowned their stern probation (working in the silver workshops of Sheffield) and bought them into direct contact with great Continental masters of metalwork. This was the first of a series of summer holidays spent in the course of study and investigation far too arduous for the majority of English artists abroad.These "travelling scholars" a phrase in which they delighted to picture themselves at home- aimed at perfecting their technique on the highest level of medieval craftsmanship, in the finest detail as well as in the general method and habit of the fingers, and then adding whatever the modern world might yield of apt invention and inspiration for practical things. For it is on the practicable and serviceable side of their work : they have lavished the most pains and secured the most success. They have subordinated the merely ornamental and fanciful to an extent not quickly realised by those who see first their more costly and elaborate specimens of their work. And even in their jewelry and presentation trophies they have everywhere sought intrinsic beauty and eschewed fictitious values to the ordinary mind.
These they have observed and cultivated to the full ; and it is not too much to say that very few contemporary goldsmiths and silversmiths put so much historical research and knowledge into the building up of their designs. Fewer still are able to unite as they do, such an intellectual bias with original creative power , a fine discrimination in the use of material, and an imaginative and poetic sense of decoration.(18731939) was a Sheffield-born silversmith. He was one of England's leading designers and makers of silverware. He lived on Fir Street in Wakeley, Sheffield, Yorkshire. The item "Omar Ramsden Arts & Crafts Boudoir Mirror Art Nouveau Sterling Silver 1910" is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "batemansilver" and is located in West Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.