Rare Liberty Silver Enamel Bowl 1902
Rare Liberty silver and enamel rose bowl, Birmingham 1902, stamped CYMRIC LIBERTY & CO and stamped 2028 . The bowl on 4 lily pad supports, the body with four enamel and silver applied cartouches to the sides with figures of Romeo and Juliet, the top surround with verse from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet… A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET, shamrock interspacing. The bowl engraved with inscription.. CHELTENHAM & DISTRICT CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY PRESENTED BY MRS JENNINGS CAMPBELL. Measures: Base Diameter: 8 inches. Height: 4 inches. Top diameter: 7 inches. Weight: 31 oz. Silver sketchbook is from the Westminster Library archive.The design is most likely by Oliver Baker and Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale who did other known Cymric silver and enamel works together with Brickdale. Baker being an artist and Shakespeare enthusiast was from Stratford.