Newton School copper dish
A copper dish or tray with turkey pattern made by the Newton School of Metal Workers from a design attributed to John Williams, circa 1920.
This particular stylised turkey design in repousse appears in the Newton School design archive and is described as a tobacco tray. The hand drawn design is unsigned but from the style it can safely be attributed to John Williams. The “pie crust” edge is commonly used by the Newton School in their designs.
This particular piece is marked to the back with “N.M.S” for the Newton Metal School and “J. Fuller”, believed to be Jimmy “Crow” Fuller who was active in the 1920s. Jimmy Fuller was quite prolific in his output and signed a number of pieces. He was known as a very talented repousse worker and he featured in a number of photographs of School workers dating from the 1920s.
Great to have a piece made by a known worker from the School. made in quite a heavy gauge of copper and sporting a great patina.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter and 1/2′ deep
Condition: Good. One or two smalls spots of verdigris