Newton School chestnut roaster
A copper and iron chestnut roaster by the Newton School of Metal Workers from a design by George Tanner, circa 1900.
The hand drawn design for the repousse copper chestnut roaster is in the Newton School design archive. It is signed by George Tanner and dated 1897. The same design was exhibited by the Newton School at the Home Arts and Industries exhibition in 1913.
The copper chestnut roasting pan has a repousse design with four birds, likely peacocks, in a repeating pattern. Small holes are pierced through the copper in the feathers to allow for the chestnut roasting. The copper pan is attached to a long twisted cast iron handle with the School’s characteristic open wire-work at the end.
Dimensions: The copper pan is 9″ in diameter. 24″ long
Condition: Good . Some unevenness in the patina