OMAR RAMSDEN Silver Mazer Bowl London 1934
OMAR RAMSDEN Silver Mazer Bowl London 1934
OMAR RAMSDEN Silver Mazer Bowl London 1934

OMAR RAMSDEN Silver Mazer Bowl London 1934

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An English Silver mounted Mazer Bowl Made in London 1934 by OMAR RAMSDEN. The parcel-gilt mounted plain maplewood bowl on a cirecular spreading footed base inscribed around "To Stewart and Helen Oxley From Leonard and Maud Messel to mark their Golden Wedding April 29th 1935". **[SEE NOTES BELOW]** The upper slightly flared parcel-gilt rim of plain design with a band of pierced trefoils depends and inscribed above "Aurea nunc vere aerula". Stamped on the underside Omar Ramsden Me Fecit. Diameter:- 6 5/8 ins. Height:- 3 3/8 ins. Overall Weight:- 15.10 ozs. Fully Hallmarked. For similar example See illustration 101 Omar Ramsden 1873-1939 Centenary Exhibition of Silver. City Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1973. Omar Ramsden 1873-1939 began his career working for a Silversmith in Sheffield and attended the Sheffield School of Art where he became friendly with Alwyn Carr, with whom he formed a partnership which lasted until 1919. they both designed pieces, with Carr producing some enamel work. Ramsden was founder of the Art Worker's Guild and Chairman of the Church Crafts League. He received wide range commissions from ceremonial presentation pieces for city companies, corporations and firms, and was reputed for his brilliant marketing and salesmanship. **[Lt-Col Leonard Mesel OBE and Maud's daughter, Anne Messel (Countess of Rosse) married Major Ronald Owen Lloyd ì Armstrong-Jones, MBE QC DL, of Plas Dinas, Caernarvonshire whose son was the 1st Earl of Snowdon, Antony Charles Robert ì Armstrong-Jones (born 7th March 1930) married to Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret and were divorced in 1978. Lord Snowdon was the grandson of Leonard and Maud Messel]**
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