A E Jones designed inkwell in silver plate with Ruskin type stone
A E Jones inkpot & ruskin type stone silver plated
A E Jones designed inkwell in silver plate with Ruskin stone in a pinkish purple colour. The base is stamped with the design number 1753 and Connell the retailer. Complete with original liner.
The inkwell weighs 138 gross with liner.
It measures 9.5 cm across the base, 6.5 cms across the top and
Albert Edward Jones was born in 1878 into a family of craftsmen and the care and attention given to each piece is evident in his work especially the earlier work. He worked primarily in copper, silver and silver plate.
He initially worked as a Guildsman at the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft which enabled him to work with many leading artists of the Arts and Crafts movement which is evident in this inkwell.
He collaborated with Edward Taylor's son Howson, owner of Ruskin Pottery, in mounting and using the coloured pottery to decorate some of his silver plate and silver items with most of these early items being hand made.