Newton School copper and brass hot water jug
A brass and copper hot water jug made by the Newton School of Metal Work, circa 1910.
This particular design of hot water jug by the School is often wrongly attributed to Christopher Dresser due to its futuristic styling and use of a riveted seam. In fact this is likely a design by John Williams as it is similar to some of the ecclesiastical designs by him in the School’s design archive. The brass hot water jug has great riveted joins and a copper spout and handle. A second top handle allowed for easier pouring of water and has a lovely twist design.
This exact design can be seen in an image of the Newton School of Metal Work exhibition stand at the Home Arts and Industries Association exhibition at the Royal Albert hall in London. The picture is believe to date from 1913.
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ at widest point and just under 11″ tall
Condition: Some very minor dents and scratches to the body