First Exhibition of the Warham Guild for the Designing and Making of Ornaments according to the Use of the Church of England. July 1st to 31st, 1913, inclusive.
London: A.R. Mowbray, 1913.
THE Warham Guild exists for two purposes: (1) To act as an agency for bringing the work of architects, painters, and craftsmen in wood, metal, and glass before those who are responsible for our churches, and thus to carry out work in conjunction with artists of acknowledged position. (2) To design and to make the garments and other ornaments required in the services of the English Church.
In this, the Warham Guild’s first Exhibition, in the first year of its existence, a collection of craftsman’s work has been got together, which, though small, is sufficient to illustrate for those who understand and appreciate works of art how great are the possibilities at the present day for the ennobling of our churches and the restoration of the spirit of religious beauty in them. A few ancient exhibits are added for purposes of comparison, among them being one of the 17th Century Coronation Copes, which has been specially and most kindly lent by the Dean of Westminster.
The other exhibits, not detailed in this Catalogue, include a complete range of the “Ornaments of the Church and the Ministers thereof,” made for the most part of simple materials at low prices, such as are required by ordinary parish churches. It is perhaps in these cheaper things that an improvement is most urgently needed, and examples of ornaments that are within every man’s reach may serve a very useful purpose; but the Warham Guild’s most interesting work lies in the undertaking of those more costly orders which admit of the collaboration of artist and embroiderer, or of architect and sculptor. Mr. Gere’s exquisite banner [No. 22] is an example of embroidery which I commissioned before the Guild was founded, but which is at the present moment being reproduced for another church.
Perhaps I may add that so many letters reach me from all parts of the world, on matters connected with ecclesiology and the crafts, that I am obliged to take refuge in some agency that has the time and machinery to give practical answers to the advice so constantly asked. I was therefore much relieved when Messrs. Mowbrays offered their assistance, in the invitation to be Chairman of the new Warham Guild, and I wish the Guild every success.
This Exhibition has a certain element of permanence, since there will in future be always some specimens of craftsman’s work in the Warham Guild Section at Messrs. Mowbrays’, as well as drawings, photographs, patterns, and a stock of the Guild’s linen and silk work; and the Secretary is always in attendance.
CONDENSED CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS
H.H. PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN.
Silver and enamel Morse. Lent by the Rev. Canon Daldy, Vicar of St. Peter’s, Bournemouth.
Lent by THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
Old Coronation Cope, 17th Century, of rich crimson velvet, lined with silk, and heavily embroidered with silver. Probably made for the Coronation of King Charles II.
JOHN D. BATTEN.
1. Photographs of work executed by the Artist.
a. St. Christopher. (Painting on lime plaster.)
b. Triptych for St. Martin’s, Kensal Rise.
c. Carved Walnut Panelling.
2. Prayer Desk, carved and gilded.
3. Design for Mural Decoration.
4. “Some have entertained Angels unawares.” Tempera.
5. “The Madonna of the Rainbow.” Tempera.
6. Altar Cross, gilded and painted.
7. Statuette, Madonna and Child.
8. Statuette, The Guardian Angel.
MISS BESSIE BACON.
9. Cross of silver, set with amethysts and pearls.
9B. Six pieces of Jewellery.
BIRMINGHAM GUILD OF HANDICRAFT.
10. Silver Lamp, set with amethysts. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
MISS BROOKE CLARKE.
11. Morse, gilt on copper; stone in centre.
J. PAUL COOPER.
12. Pair of Altar Vases.
MISS ROSABELLA DRUMMOND.
14. Cross of silver, set with garnets and amethysts; with silver chain, set with garnets.
15. Jewelled Cross.
16. Small Clasp.
MISS KATE M. EADIE.
17. Processional Cross of copper, with carved silver panels, set with stones.
A. & G. C. GASKIN.
18. Silver Crucifix. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
19. Pair of silver Candlesticks. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
C. M. GERE.
20. Embroidered Frontal. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
21. St. Michael’s Banner, Embroidered. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
22. Embroidered Banner. Executed by the Misses Batterbury. Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill.
F. SMYTHE GREENWOOD.
23. Silver Pocket Communion Set.
24. Silver Chalice and Paten, set with garnets.
25. Silver Lavabo Bowl, set with stones on rim.
26. Silver Lavabo Bowl, set with stones on side.
27. Wafer Box, with monogram.
28. Wafer Box, plain.
29. Brass Cross.
30. Pair of Brass Candlesticks.
31. Font Ewer.
32. Alms Dish.
33. Altar Cross.
34. Pair of Altar Vases.
35. Pair of Altar Candlesticks.
36. Prayer Board.
3 7. Photographs.
GEORGE E. KRUGER.
38. St. George’s Flags. (Four.) St. Mary’s Flag. Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill. Various Designs.
J. POWELL & SONS.
39. Pair of Glass Cruets.
40. Pair of Glass Cruets.
41. Ribbed Glass Vases.
REG. C. PRICE.
42. Copper Sanctuary Lamp, set with pearls.
43. Jewellery—The Inspiration of Womanhood.
44. Jewellery—The Holy Grail.
45. Jewellery—Struggle between Good and Evil.
W. BAINBRIDGE REYNOLDS.
44A. Brass Altar Crosses.
45A. Brass Candlesticks.
A. W. ROBINSON.
46. Cartoon of St. Elizabeth.
47. Coloured Sketch of St. Elizabeth.
48. Heraldic Panel in Glass.
49. Cartoon of St. Peter.
50. Sketch for Glass Panel “Theophilus and the Angel.”
MISS E. M. ROPE.
51. Group of “The Nativity.”
52. Figure of the Madonna in plaster.
53. Figure of the Babe in plaster.
54. Circular Relief Coloured Madonna and Child.
55. Coloured Cast of group in relief, “Unto Babes.”
56. Plaster Relief.
57. Plaster Relief.
MISS DOROTHY ROPE.
58. Two Statuettes.
ST. VERONICA’S WORK SHOPS.
59. Blue leather Panel, tooled, with Crucifix in centre.
60. Collection of Bookbindings.
G. E. SEDDING.
61. Pair of Bronzed Copper Candlesticks, with silver bosses.
62. Copper Alms Dish.
63. Crucifix Figure, “mercurial gilt,” on bronze.
64. Painting under Crystal, set in gold and silver, with emerald drop.
65. Silver and gold Cross, set with carbuncle.
66. Silver and gold Cross.
67. Crystal, set with I.H.S., in silver gilt.
68. Crystal, set in silver gilt.
69. Lapis Lazuli Heart, set in silver.
C. O. SKILBECK.
70. Two Cartoons.
71. Two Painted Banners. Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill.
72. Pair of Brass Candlesticks.
73. Silver Pyx. Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill.
MRS. HAROLD STABLER.
74. Figure of the Madonna.
MISS EDITH STEWART.
75. Bible, bound in leather.
76. Prayer and Hymn Book, in leather case.
77. “The Apostles in Art,” in leather case.
MISS M. D. STILES.
78. Plaster Cast of Donatelli’s St. John.”
79. Three Jewelled Crosses.
80. Set of High Mass Vestments, embroidered. Lent by St. Mary’s, East Grinstead.
81. Panel of Stained Glass, “Salutation of our Lady and St. Elizabeth.”
82. Designs for the High Altar and Lady Chapel of Fairford Church.
83. Upper and nether Frontals, for Lent, painted in tempera on unbleached linen.
84. Plain green Frontal and Frontlet.
85. Brocade upper Frontal and blue Riddels.
86. Litany Desk.
87. Pair of Brass Candlesticks.
88. Communion Kneeler.
A. RANDALL WELLS.
89. Painted Chapel Lectern, decorated by Alfred H. Powell. Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill.
MISS E. C. WOODWARD.
90. Design for the Ripon Pastoral Staff.
91. Copper and Silver Crucifix, inlaid with Mother of Pearl.
92. Copper and Silver Crucifix.
93. Enamel and Copper Crucifix.
94. Silver and Moonstone Crucifix.
95. Small Silver Crucifix.
96. Copper Vase with Enamel mount.
97. Processional Cross, set with Stones.
98. Silver Box.
99. Pectoral Cross and Chain.
100. Silver and Enamel Morse.
101. Agate Clasp for Cope.
102. Silver Clasp for Cope.
103. Silver Pendant of “Our Lady.”
104. Amber Rosary.
105. Gesso Panel, “St. Francis.”
106. Pewter Lavabo Bowl.
107. Embroidered Cover for Bible.
108. “Paradise Lost,” bound in Leather, embroidered.
109. Pierced Copper Book Cover.
110. Enamel mounted Book Cover.
111. Pair of Brass Candlesticks.
112. Pair of small Candlesticks.
113. Pair of small Candlesticks.
114. Leather Alms Bag.
115. Altar Book. Lent by the Earl Beauchamp, K.C.M.G.
116. Silver mounted Verge.
117. Old Pewter Candlesticks. (German, 18th Century.)
118. Old Pewter Crucifix. (Copper, Silvered, 16th Century.)
119. Two Old Censers.
120. Altar Book, “The English Liturgy.” Printed by Constable. Bound by Cobden Sanderson, Lent by St. Mary’s, Primrose Hill.
121. Silver Chalice. Lent by the Rev. Percy Dearmer, D.D.
122. Pair of Brass Candlesticks. (1500 A.D.) Lent by the same.
In addition to the above:—
A collection of Surplices, Albes, Chasubles, Copes, and other Ornaments of the Church and of the Ministers thereof, designed and made by the Warham Guild workers.