Newton School of Metalworkers copper mirror
A copper mirror designed by Mary Williams and made by the Newton School of Metal Workers in 1907.
The mirror has a lovely repousse design of leaves and fruits against a hammered finish background. It is dated 1907 at the top.
The mirror has the makers name, G. Newling, on the reverse. It also has the designers name listed as M. Williams. I am confident that this is Miss Mary Williams who worked with both the Newton School of Metal Workers in Cambridgeshire and the Five Mile Town Metalwork School in Ireland. I have completed some new research which proves that Mary was actually the sister of the Guild of Handicraft metalworker, John Williams. John Williams himself was heavily involved with both schools. The research on the key designers of the Newton School can be found here..
I am led to believe that the actual mirror glass is not original to the piece and there is a hairline crack in one corner.
Dimensions: 20″ tall by 16″ wide
Condition: Good. Hairline crack to mirror glass. Some darker spots on the copper