This page is dedicated to vases made by A.E. Jones Ltd.

The vase pictured below is one of a matching pair. It is made from dark bronze or patinated copper. It is fitted with 5 riveted sterling silver rosettes and the rim is decorated with a laurel leaf and ribbon pattern silver wire. Hand hammered finish throughout, circa 1915. The base of the vase is marked with "2470" which is most likely the pattern number.

The silver rosettes are identical to those on the tray shown on page 181 of the "The Silversmiths of Birmingham and their marks: 1750-1980", written by A.E. Jones's son, Kenneth Crisp Jones, published 1981.

The vase is heavily influenced by the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. This shape of vase was often used by Ruskin pottery which is where the inspiration for this design probably originated.

 

 Dimensions

7" Height

4 1/2" at widest point