HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings
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HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: A unique archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and collection of design drawings
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HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: A unique archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: An archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and a collection of design drawings
HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: A unique archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and collection of design drawings

With accompanying award certificates from the British Jewellers Association:

Metalworks comprise:

A silver jewellery box - awarded 1st price in silversmithing
With marks for Thomas Ducrow & Sons, and the maker's mark of Harry Roger Cartwight, assay marks for Birmingham 1961,
Rounded cruciform shape, the lift-off cover with fine ribbed banded edge, the applied rising centre surmounted with a gilt spire the top inset with a ruby, the sides of the spire with four applied vertical clear perspex bars, the base with plain polished sides, length 20.2cm, height 12.5cm.

An unmarked silver Ciborium
Plain tapering circular bowl, gilded interior, the stepped cover with undulating surface, centred with a clear perspex band surmounted with four stylised gilt crosses and dome centre forming a crown, the stem with pinched band below the bowl, the clear perspex knop over a band of eight engraved 'wheatears', lighting spot hammered surface below on a flat spreading circular foot, engraved with a band of thorns, height 21.3cm.
(See reproduced photograph of Cartwright with his work)

An unmarked silver taperstick,
Raised tapering slightly curved circular base below oval shaped top, inset with a fluted nozzle, height 9.5cm.

A silver plated altar / candlestick,
The fixed slightly curved drip pan with upswept back, triangular tapering stem on a ribbed plastic base, height 34.5cm.
(The design drawing of this candlestick is on testimony board two, as illustrated)

A gilded metal chalice, awarded 1st prize in spinning
Plain tapering bowl, waisted knop above trumpet form footed stem, height 19.6cm.

And an unmarked silver-gilt hair piece,
Stylised standing peacock, fine pierced fan shaped tail, the breast with light textured surface and pierced scroll-work, gem set eyes, height 19.5cm, cased.

Together with seven testimonies submitted for application to the Royal College of Art
Dated 1960
Board 1: Design for Altar Cross, numbered 1/8, application lable verso, coloured crayon, pen and ink on card, laminated, 81 x 55.6cm
Board 2: Design for Water Box, Chalice, Candlestick, numbered 2/8, application label verso, pencil, coloured crayon, pen and ink on card, laminated, 55.6 x 81cm
Board 3: Hors D'Hoeuvres, numbered 3/8, application label verso, four sketches for one design, pencil, red crayon and black felt tip on card, laminated, 81 x 55.6cm
Board 4: Production Tea Set, numbered 4/8, application label verso, with production text to the lower left and right corners, pencil, coloured crayon and wash with white highlighting on card, laminated, 54.3 x 80cm
Board 5:Designs for Coffee Pot, Croziers, Dishes, etc., numbered 5/8, application label verso, fifteen individual sketches, pen and ink, crayon and pastel on paper laid to card, laminated, 80 x 54.5cm
Board 6: Rough Designs: Alter Crosses, numbered 6/8, application label verso, thirteen individual designs, biro and coloured crayon on paper laid to card, laminated, 54.5 x 80cm
Board 7: Chalices, numbered 7/8, application label verso, twenty two individual designs, biro, pen and ink, coloured crayon and white highlighting on paper laid to card, laminated, 54.5 x 80cm,
together with an exammination board, 1962 depicting twenty one ecclesiastical designs, pencil, pen and ink and white highlighting on coloured paper laid to card, 76.2 x 56.2cm..

Footnotes

  • In 1955 Harry Roger Cartwright (b. 1940) became an apprentice silversmith with T. Ducrow and Sons, of Edward St, Birmingham. During the evenings he attended the School of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Vittoria Street, eventually becoming a full-time student there. After gaining a National Diploma in Design in 1962, Cartwright went on to complete the City & Guilds Intermediate and Final in 1963.

    Initially working in Chipping Camden for Robert Welch as silversmith and prototype maker for Old Hall stainless steelware, this included production of the Avelston pattern service and special silver commissions.

    Cartwright was later offered a teaching post under R. G. Baxendale, Head of School at Vittoria Street. While there his colleagues included C. J. Shiner, Eric G. Clements, and Gerald Wild.

    Cartwight eventually left Vittoria Street to take up a post with Manchester and Stockport Colleges of Art.

    Cartwright persued a very successful teaching and design career.

    Accompanying certificates and prizes awarded to Harry Roger Cartwright by the British Jewellers' Association:

    1958 1st Modelling and Chasing
    1958 1st Spinning
    1960 1st Design Plate
    1961 1st Silversmithing
    also awarded (no certificate)
    1961 3rd Toolmaking

    Also with certificates
    Two City of Guilds Certificates for Final Exam Goldsmiths & Silversmiths work 1960 at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts.
    Also with 1959 Intermediate pass certificate.
    National Diploma In Design for Silversmithing 1962
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