CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH (1868-1928)
SUITE OF SILVER CUTLERY, DATED 1902
comprising: A SINGLE SOUP SPOON, with deep almost circular bowl and with incised heel, pierced terminal, 26.5cm (10 1/2in) long; and A SINGLE DINNER FORK, with four prongs, pierced terminal, 26cm (10 1/4in) long, each with maker's mark DWH (David W. Hislop), hallmarked Glasgow 1902 (2)

Estimate £ 15,000-20,000

Provenance: Fra H. Newbery and Jessie Newbery
Elsie Newbery and by family descent
Literature: Howarth, Thomas, 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern Movement', New York, 1953, pl. 50
Note: In 1902 Jessie and Fra Newbery had commissioned from Mackintosh a design for a twelve place setting of dining cutlery, a gift from Jessie's parents. Each set containing a soup spoon, dessert spoon, dinner fork and dessert fork (knives were supplied separately from a stock pattern). The commission was handled by a jeweller's in Glasgow, Edwards & Company, and the cutlery was made by D W Hislop, a Glasgow silversmith who worked with Mackintosh on other projects. All of the cutlery was later divided equally between the Newberys' daughters, Mary and Elsie; Mary's pieces were sold separately during the 1970s and 1980s.

This lot is sold to benefit The Willow Tearooms Trust, which has been created to restore this key building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. For further information please go to www.willowtearoomstrust.org



Sold for £21,250 (buyer's premium included)