Newton School large copper twin handled vase
A large copper twin handled vase by the Newton School of Metal Workers from a design attributed to John Williams, circa 1900.
Near identical designs appear in the Newton School design archive with identical flowers . The hand drawn designs are unsigned but from the style and hand written annotations they can be attributed to John Williams.
The Newton School of Metal Work made many twin handled vase designs but this one is larger than usual and has loop handles. Both John Williams and his sister Mary produced foliate designs but my strong sense is that this design is by John.
This piece is beautifully made with a repeating repousse design clearly done by one of the more skilled workers at the School.
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ in diameter at the bottom and 4 1/4″ in diameter at the top. 11″ tall and 10 1/2″ at widest point across the handles
Condition: Good. Lovely patina. Two very small dings close to the bottom rim