A very fine pair antique Art Deco solid silver Napkin Rings by W H Haseler C.1924
Circa 1924 - Full Assay marks for Birmingham by W H Haseler having engine turn and vacant shield decoration - William Hair Haseler was designing pieces for Liberty & Co up until 1912.
Good Antique Condition
1.75 inches (4cm) dia X 1 inches (2.5cm) height approx
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William Hair Haseler was born to John and Sarah Evett (Hair) Haseler in 1821/1822 in Birmingham, England. He married Elizabeth Rabone in 1851 and together they had six children. In 1870, Haseler founded the company, W. H. Haseler & Co., specializing in gold and silver work, and jewelry. Five years later, Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917) started a small shop on the corner of Regent Street in London. Specializing in exotic goods from Japan and the Far East, his business thrived and he became a leading merchant to the upper classes, including famous members of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The store soon became the most fashionable place to shop in London, featuring luxurious wares including fabrics, clothing, furniture, clocks, jewelry, wallpapers and decorative objects of all kinds. His efforts to promote the Art Nouveau style, with its depiction of leaves and flowers in flowing ornamental lines, were so influential that the term “Stile Liberty” became the accepted term for the style in Italy.
During the 1890s, Liberty formed relationships with many leading English designers. In 1898, Liberty and Haseler created a formal partnership to launch the Cymric silver line under the title “Liberty and Co. (Cymric) Ltd.” using free lance designers. One of those designers, Archibald Knox (1864-1933), began designing for Liberty in 1899. He focused on the new Celtic design work for the Cymric range and its pewter counterpart, known as Tudric. Haseler was responsible for making many of Knox’s designs. Knox was a highly gifted designer and is largely credited with the success of Cymric silverware. He continued to design for Liberty until 1912.
- William Hair Haseler
- Solid Silver
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