This extremely elegant Art Deco silver plated footed tazza is by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb. The foot has three graduated tiers leading to the concave top section that has a 4 incised rings rounding around the outer edge. The silver plated hinged handle has four incised lines running its full length. The underside of the foot is stamped "Mappin & Webb Prince's Plate London & Sheffield" with the letter "C" in a shield shaped cartouche beneath with 'W27828' & 'R135' stamped below the cartouche.
Weight: 1lb 5.7ozs - 616gms
Height handle raised: 7.4ins - 18.8cms
Height handle lowered: 2.95ins - ins - 7.5cms
Diameter: 9.57ins - 24.3cms
Keith Day Pearce Murray was born in New Zealand but came to England when he was 14. He qualified as an architect but turned his hand to illustrating before becoming a full time designer. He worked on a freelance basis for the glass makers Steven & Williams and then for Wedgwood pottery and his designs in metal were created for Mappin & Webb. In 1936 he was appointed architect in charge of designing Wedgwood's new factory in Burlaston and he returned to architecture after the war. 'W28341' & 'M931'.
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