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Glass finger bowls by Hannah Walton. Glasgow School Arts & Crafts. (Glasgow Scotland., c. 1910)

Artist/Maker HANNAH MOORE WALTON (1863-1940)
Circa c. 1910
Description Finger bowls by Hannah Walton..
Nine hand painted finger bowls on clear glass. All decorated with enamel painted flowers and leaves. A superb example of Glasgow School Arts & Crafts.
Three large and six small bowls. The three large bowls are signed
"H M W" for Hannah Moore Walton. All in excellent condition.

Hannah Moore Walton 1863 - 1940

Helen and Hannah Walton
Helen trained as an artist and set up a studio and school at her home at 5 Belmont Terrace, Hillhead Glasgow in 1881 where she was joined by her sister Hannah. They are both known for decorating ceramics and glass on commercial wares and with similar styles it is often difficult to distinguish between them. They frequently choose subjects associated with water. Hannah, however, is noted for floral decoration.

Helen and Hannah Walton grew up in Glasgow during the last quarter of the 19th Century in a family blessed with artist talent. They were sisters to George Walton, the Scottish Architect and designer who was himself a contemporary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

At that time Glasgow itself was alive with artistic talent, much of which was centred on the Glasgow School of Art. In 1885 Frances Newbury took over as Principal coming up from South Kensington, London and brought a fresh approach to the school.
George Walton was the youngest of the family. Four of his elder siblings were acknowledged and accomplished artists: Helen, Hannah, Edward and Constance. Edward was associated with The Glasgow Boys and George was much in admiration of his brother and associates. There was also a movement among women artists, many who were sisters of The Glasgow Boys. The Glasgow Society of Lady Artists held its first exhibition in 1883 as an outlet for their talent.
Medium Glass.
Signed/Inscribed Three larger bowls have "HMW" initials hand painted . No makers mark on glass.
Condition Excellent condition with only very minor rim pin head chips on some bowls. Possibly some fadeing of decoration, but no rubbing.
Price gbp 950.00 (Pound Sterling)