Bromsgrove Guild
The Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts (1898–1966) was a company of modern art
Modern art
Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of...

ists and designers associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement
Arts and Crafts movement
Arts and Crafts was an international design philosophy that originated in England and flourished between 1860 and 1910 , continuing its influence until the 1930s...

, founded by Walter Gilbert
Walter Gilbert (sculptor)
Walter Gilbert was an English sculptor.-Biography:Walter Gilbert was born in Rugby, England. He studied at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art under Benjamin Creswick in the early 1890s....

. The guild worked in metal, wood, plaster, bronze, tapestry, glass and other mediums.

The Guild received a Royal Warrant in 1908.

The Guild's most famous works on public display are the main gates of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
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 and the Canada Gate both part of Sir Aston Webb
Aston Webb
Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century...

's memorial scheme to Queen Victoria.

Unlike many other Arts & Crafts companies that faded away after a few decades, for instance the William Morris
William Morris
William Morris 24 March 18343 October 1896 was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement...

 company, the Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, England. The town is about north east of Worcester and south west of Birmingham city centre. It had a population of 29,237 in 2001 with a small ethnic minority and is in Bromsgrove District.- History :Bromsgrove is first documented in the early 9th century...

 Guild survived until the early 1960s.

Famous works

  • Liverpool's Liver bird
    Liver bird
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  • Trim on the
  • Trim on the
  • The statue of Hygieia
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     at Chequers
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  • Plasterwork at Averley, Glasgow.
  • Plasterwork at the Central Station Hotel, Glasgow.
  • Stained Glass at Stoneleigh, Glasgow.
  • The gates and sculpture at the Phoenix Assurance Building, Glasgow.
  • Trim on the Cunard War Memorial, Liverpool.
  • Various items at Holy Trinity Church, Southport.
  • Chancel gates and reredos
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     in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral
  • Items at Church of the Holy Trinity and St Mary, Dodford,Worcestershire
  • The main gates of Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace
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  • Terpsichore
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     on the facade of the Fortune Theatre
    Fortune Theatre
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  • The mosaic
    Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral...

     in the pediment
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    ed gable
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     at 50 Anlaby Road, Hull
    Anlaby Road, Hull
    Anlaby Road is a major arterial road and residential district in west Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. It runs west from the city centre to the city boundary, designated A1105 to its junction with Boothferry Road and then B1231 from there to the city boundary.Anlaby Road is...

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