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In search of Ramsden & Carr

Author: Helen Ashton
Publisher: London : Unicorn, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While looking into her genealogy, particularly the Cumberbatches from Barbados, Helen0Ashton discovered the silversmith Omar Ramsden and his connection to her family. 0Omar Ramsden and fellow Sheffield-born designer Alwyn Carr set up a partnership in 18980moving to London to exploit the fashionable taste for handmade silver of the Arts and Crafts Movement and, with the help of skilled artisans, made articles adapted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Omar Ramsden; Alwyn Carr; Omar Ramsden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Ashton
ISBN: 9781911604150 1911604155
OCLC Number: 1009214455
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dedication --
Zeitgeist --
setting the scene --
Early family backgrounds --
Sheffield school of art --
The earliest years in London --
Life at St Dunstan's studio --
Captain Carr's life, during and after the war --
Commissions for state and church --
The craftsmen and the workshop --
Ramsden in his own words --
Ramsden's connections with the USA and Canada --
The end of an era: Ramsden's death and a family falling-out --
Alwyn Carr's death and will --
Setting the record straight --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: In search of Ramsden and Carr
Responsibility: Helen Ashton.

Abstract:

While looking into her genealogy, particularly the Cumberbatches from Barbados, Helen0Ashton discovered the silversmith Omar Ramsden and his connection to her family. 0Omar Ramsden and fellow Sheffield-born designer Alwyn Carr set up a partnership in 18980moving to London to exploit the fashionable taste for handmade silver of the Arts and Crafts Movement and, with the help of skilled artisans, made articles adapted from Gothic and Renaissance designs with Celtic-style inscriptions, which became their trademark. 0A fascinating story, painstakingly researched following one of the most successful0silversmithing collaborations of the 20th century. Helen's interest became a fascinating0obsession, resulting in three years of research to find out about his family background in0Sheffield and his long partnership.

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