Haseler English Sterling Silver 1933 Trophy Covered Cup for Golf Tournament
William Hair Haseler sterling silver, two-handled trophy cup, made in Birmingham, England, in 1933, specially commissioned for the 1934 Bournemouth Municipal Golf Tournament for Ladies, beautifully adorned with friezes, including a vine frieze, with a bicolor enamel plaque, having a finial motif atop. It measures 9 1/2'' in height with the lid (6 1/2'' without) by 7'' from handle to handle by 3 7/8'' in depth, weighs 13.2 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown.
William Hair Haseler was a jewelry maker, goldsmith, and silversmith whose story is inextricably associated with Liberty & Co. W. H. Haseler & Co. was founded in 1870. In 1898, Liberty & Co. and Haseler created a formal partnership to launch the Cymric silver line under the title “Liberty and Co. (Cymric) Ltd.” using designers such as Archibald Knox (1864-1933), who began designing for Liberty in 1899. He focused on the new Celtic design work for the Cymric range. Haseler was responsible for making many of Knox’s designs. Liberty was instrumental in introducing continental Art Nouveau style to London shoppers. Liberty became so popular that the “Liberty Style” arose and has remained popular for decades. Works crafted by Haseler are in prominent museum collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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