Designer / Maker
Designed by Ernest Gimson (1864-1919)
The manufacture attributed to Alfred Bucknell
71.2 cm (long)
English (probably Waterlane), early twentieth century
Annette Carruthers, Gimson and Barnsley: A catalogue of drawings by Ernest Gimson, Sidney Barnsley and other designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Cheltenham, 1984, p. 65, no. 28 ‘Toasting fork By EWG’. The drawing (CAGM 1941.223.28) is illustrated here to the right
Another example, with a Gimson family provenance, is in an English private collection, and a third is in a Continental private collection. For a later version, made in 1985 by Norman Bucknell, see Annette Carruthers and Mary Greensted, eds, Simplicity or Splendour. Arts and Crafts Living: Objects from the Cheltenham Collections, Cheltenham, 1999, no. 71.