Hugh Wallis brass coal vase


A brass coal vase with repousse decoration made by Hugh Wallis, circa 1925.

The coal vase or bucket is incredibly well made with two repousse vine leaf patterns to each side and a riveted panel construction and rope twist decoration to the top rim. The sturdy handle has a very attractive twist design. The quality of this piece is excellent.

Hugh Wallis was an artist and art metal worker from Altrincham. Starting in 1904 he went on to produce metalwork until the 1940’s. He was an active member of both the Northern Art Workers’ Guild and the Red Rose Guild of Artworkers. He also featured several times in the Studio yearbook. His work is highly underrated in my personal view. 

The coal vase is not marked with his monogram but fortunately this design appeared in The Studio yearbook in 1924.


Dimensions:    xx” in diameter at widest point and x” high

Condition:   The base lifts up slightly from underneath on one edge but it is sturdy enough to hold wood or coal. Minor bumps and discolouration

Price:   £325