Designer / Maker
Designed and manufactured by Arthur Nevill Kirk (1881-1958)
Silver, with ivory handle
20 cm (high)
English (London), 1922/23
Hallmarked and inscribed (see images to right)
Kirk trained in London at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (1916-20), and then remained there for seven years as a metal working instructor. He was a was a member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, and his work was shown in England, New Zealand and France. In 1927 he left Hampstead for Michigan, where he taught at the Cranbrook Academy, until the Foundation’s closure in 1933.
A coffee pot of very similar form (with an ebony handle) is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.