Edward Spenser (1872 – 1938) was a British metalworker, silversmith, and jeweller. He was professionally active in London.
Spencer was a junior designer at the Artificers’ Guild. When Montague Fordham took over the Guild in 1903, Spenser became chief designer. He designed silver objects with applied shagreen, mother-of-pearl, wood, coconut, and ivory. Its visible hammer marks emphasized the craft aspect of his work. Part of the success of the Artificers’ Guild was due to Spenser’s designs, which kept up with the times. In 1905, he founded the short-lived Guild of St. Michael.
He showed his work regularly at the Arts and Crafts Society exhibitions and the Artificers’ Guild in London.
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