Newton School copper mirror

Description

A copper mirror almost certainly designed by John Williams and made by the Newton School of Metal Workers around 1900.

The mirror has a typical John Williams repousse design of broad dotted leaves and fruiting fruits against a hammered background.

The mirror design is in the Newton School of Metal Work archive and also makes an appearance in an early photograph of the workers at the School where it is being proudly held by known worker, Elijah Fuller. The photograph can be dated to around 1902 thanks to some of the designs shown on the table being dated in the archive.

In totally original condition with an unusually colourful patina . What appears to be the original bevel edged mirror being held by a wooden  frame. A fantastic mirror with great provenance plus a superb example of the School’s work under John Williams’s direction.

Details

Dimensions:    26″ high by 21″ wide and 2″ deep

Condition:   Good. The mirror does move around slightly in the wooden frame

Price:   £950 – Reserved