1934 Mappin & Webb Keith Murray Art Deco Silver Plate Muffineer Sugar Shaker Sifter
A excellent example of an Art Deco Mappin & Webb silver plated sugar sifter from the 1934/5 catalogue. A signature design by Keith Murray with modern, geometric lines.
Keith Day Pearce Murray was born in New Zealand but came to England when he was 14. He qualified as an architect but turned his hand to illustrating before becoming a full time designer. He worked on a freelance basis for the glass makers Steven & Williams and then for Wedgwood pottery and his designs in metal were created for Mappin & Webb. In 1936 he was appointed architect in charge of designing Wedgwood's new factory in Burlaston and he returned to architecture after the war.
The bottom is marked "Triple Deposit
Mappin & Webb's
London & Sheffield
Height: 6 3/4"
Width: 2 3/4"
Weight: 322 g
Light surface scratches, in great age related condition,