This is a stunning example of a rare hand Arts & Crafts painted dish and cover by the sought after Glasgow Girls artist Jessie Marion King. It is signed on the base with the Initials “JMK” and has her usual marks, the rabbit and the green gate. The Dish is 13cm wide at the lid and 9cm high. Being hand painted by Jessie, it is a unique object. There is some crazing as you would expect with a piece of this vintage and there are some cracks and a chip to the inside rim of the lid, please see photos. This is a rare opportunity to own a unique original work of art, a hand painted piece by Jessie Marion King.
- Born in Glasgow 1875, Jessie M King entered Glasgow School of Art 1893. She taught at Glasgow School of Art 1899 – 1908. Known for her book illustrations, she also designed bookplates, jewellery and fabric, and painted pottery. Jessie was one of the artists known as the Glasgow Girls. Her reputation was enhanced by frequent publication of her works in The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art , a magazine that exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements.
Jessie settled in Kirkcudbright 1915. Lived at Greengate, High Street