Newton School copper chambersticks


Two copper chambersticks attributed to the Newton School of Metal Work, circa 1900-1920.

These two chambersticks show how the work of the Newton School of Metal Work changed over time. The larger of the two has a more elaborate repeating pattern of leaves in repousse and the pie crust edge used by the School, circa 1900. The design is reminiscent of the work of John Williams.
The smaller chamberstick dates to around 1920 and is much simpler in design in tune with the taste at that time. The design has three repousse hearts on a hammered background still very much in the Arts and Crafts style. The edge of the candlestick has a repeating punched design used on later designs produced by Albert Prime. I have seen this particular design with the initials “AF” on the back for Albert “Bert” Fuller and so it’s possible to date this design to the 1920s with some confidence.

Two nice examples which show how the designs of the School changed over time.


Dimensions:    Larger – 7 1/4″ in diameter and 8 1/2″  at widest point. 2″ high. Smaller – 6 1/4″ in diameter by 8 1/2″ at widest point

Condition:    Good. Some uneven spots to the patina

Price:   £85 each – smaller chamberstick sold