Omar Ramsden (1873-1939) was an English silversmith who is considered one of the leading designers of Art Deco silverware. He was born in Sheffield, England, and studied silversmithing at the Sheffield School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
Ramsden's work is characterized by its simple, geometric forms and its use of geometric patterns. He was also known for his use of innovative techniques, such as the use of electroplating to create a variety of finishes.
Ramsden's work was exhibited widely during his lifetime, and he won numerous awards, including the Royal Society of Arts' Albert Medal in 1926. He is represented in the collections of many major museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Some of Ramsden's most famous works include the "Chrysanthemum Vase" (1910), the "Tulip Vase" (1911), and more...
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