A copper tray by Dorothy (Dorothea) Hager
A very rare pierced and repousse copper tray made by Dorothy (Dorothea) Hager, circa 1901.
The contribution of Dorothy (Dorothea) Hager to the Arts and Crafts Movement has been sadly forgotten over time. This piece was likely made around the time that she was a student at the Birmingham School of Art in 1901. The exact same design was illustrated in The Studio of that year as part of an article discussing the work of then students at the School.
Read much more about the contribution of Dorothy in the News section here: https://hammerandhand.co.uk/news-13/
The small copper tray is quite Art Nouveau in style with pierced decoration to the edge and a repousse pattern primarily to the centre. The piece has a lovely patina.
Dimensions: Approximately 8″ in diameter and 3/4″ high
Condition: Good. Some uneveness to the patina