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Omar Ramsden

Did you know that Omar Ramsden is referred to as "quite possibly the best designer of silver working in the first half of the 20th century" in the outstanding catalog to the travelling Ramsden exhibition of 1992-4  "English Silver: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden" from the Campbell Collection.

The partnership of Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr, which lasted 1898 - 1918, produced some of the finest silver in the Arts and Crafts style. After their separation in 1918, each continued to work independently until their respective deaths in 1939 and 1940. (http://www.rom.on.ca/art-design/silver/mustardpot1.html)

World Wide Art Resources (WWAR) site providing an art history database with a list of links to other sites which detail information about the subject matter. http://www.wwar.com/masters/r/ramsden-omar.html


  Omar Ramsden 1873-1939, English
Processional Cross, Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Silver-gilt, mother-of-pearl, enamel, wood, 24.3 x 43.5 , 1927, London An example of the sumptuousness that could be achieved by workers influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and an outstanding church commission from this period in South Australia.
Photographer: Photograph: Clayton Glen, courtesy of the Art Gallery of South Australia