Launch of Hammer and Hand ...

My latest venture... please take a look at my new website where some of the great pieces featured on this website can be found for sale. The site will specialise in items by A.E. Jones Ltd, Jesson, Birkett & Co and the Duchess  of  Sutherland Cripples Guild. There will also be items by other great Arts and Crafts Metalworkers.




This website is dedicated to the early work of the Birmingham silversmith Albert Edward Jones. A.E. Jones was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement at the turn of the 20th Century and was a member of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft before forming his own successful company.

A.E. Jones is recognised as an important designer and maker of silver and metalware in the Arts and Crafts tradition. However, there is limited literature available and pieces, particularly unmarked pieces, are often misattributed. This website aims to build up a catalogue of information, images, designs, marks and reference literature that can be used by others to correctly identify pieces. My hope is that this will enable people to fully appreciate the works of this firm and its contribution to the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 Copper & Silver cigarette box made by  A.E. Jones Ltd, circa 1905.