Silver Handles by Gimson or Cooper

Made for Ernest Gimson by the silversmith, John Paul Cooper.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1903-07
Category:
Metalwork
Dimensions :
Largest 4.5cm; smallest 3cm
Credit Line :
Purchased in 1958

It is not clear whether the design originated with Gimson or Cooper, quite possibly it was a collaborative effort. They were used on the internal drawers of cabinets and other small items.

The Architectural Review in February 1908 singled them out for praise in a review of Gimson’s exhibition at Debenham & Freebody’s:

The metal fittings are particularly delicate, and in particular the little T handles used for small cabinet drawers are a lesson in refinement.