This fabulous silver plated wine cooler was designed by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb. The flared foot has 5 incised rings and the cylindrical body of the cooler has 6 incised rings just above the base of the handles. The top is crenelated. The base is signed "Triple Deposit Mappin & Webb Prince's Plate London & Sheffield" in the centre of which is a triskelion like symbol. There is a shield shaped cartouche containing the letter "J" which is probably the date mark. Below the cartouche is "W27840" and below that is "O 9 1 RGD 772183" Elegant stylish & useful like all Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb items.
Weight: 1lb 9.1ozs - 712gms
Height: 6.57ins - 16.7cms
Diameter (including handles): 6.69ins - 17cms
Keith Day Pearce Murray
Keith 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.
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