Newton School copper twin handled vase
A copper twin handled vase with repousse fish amongst weeds pattern made by the Newton School of Metal Workers from a design by John Williams, circa 1900.
This iconic design is a well known piece by the Newton School and they made many over the years. It was exhibited at the 1896 Home Arts and Industries Exhibition at the Royal Albert hall in London. Thankfully the vase was illustrated and we know that it was definitely a design by John Williams for the School. It also appears in the Newton School design archive and multiple examples of this vase appear in a photograph of the Newton School’s exhibition stand at the Home Arts and Industries exhibition in 1913.
A great example of probably the best known piece made by the School. Made in a good gauge of copper typical of the School’s work.
Dimensions: 8″ tall by 4″ in diameter and 9″ at widest point across the handle
Condition: Good. Some darker spots to patina