Collection Highlight

De Courcy Lewthwaite Dewar studied and taught at GSA between 1891-1928. During her lifetime, she produced a broad range of three-dimensional objects, including jewellery, clock surrounds, plaques, caskets and buttons, many of which were illustrated in The Studio magazine. She also produced two-dimensional design work for items such as bookplates, programmes, and calendars, some of which were for the women’s suffrage movement.

This clock was produced by Dewar in the early 20th century. It is made from copper which has been textured with hammer marks and features the strong coloured enamel decoration that she is known for. Its sides show scenes of the morning and the evening, accompanied by an inscription from John Milton’s poem “Song on May Morning”.

This is one of three De Courcy Lewthwaite Dewar related items in our collection. Browse the others on our catalogue, which includes costume designs.