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M974.1.14
Artist / Maker : Knox, Archibald - Designer for Liberty and Company; W.H. Haseler's of Birmingham [manufacturer]; London Company [distributor]
Title : Untitled (Tudric cake stand)
Date (Execution) : c. 1900
Geographical Origin : London, England
Cultural Group : British
Style / Period : Arts and Crafts
Medium / Material  : Pewter; udricware
Support / Technique : wrought
Object Type : cake plates (serving vessels)
Visual Description : This elegant work in pewter is described as a “compote,” a shallow, rounded bowl elevated on a stem and used for the serving of desserts such as a spiced fruit compote, a dessert with medieval English origins.22 This was one of several designs manufactured after 1902 by the London firm Liberty & Co., as part of their popular “Tudric” pewter line, available until the 1930s. From the stylized floral base arise three foliate or leaf-like columns, that support the upper dish. The evenly-hammered surfaces evoke hand-crafted metalwork of earlier centuries. Its rim in turn is decorated in a stylized pattern featuring honesty, a native plant with distinctive seed pods that gave its name to other Liberty designs, such as this pewter clock.
Accession # : M974.1.14
Width (cm) : 26.00
Height (cm) : 26.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : University of Victoria Acquisition Fund
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