Mary Williams copper rose bowl
A repousse copper rose bowl firmly attributed to a design by Mary Williams, circa 1900.
The rose bowl has a band of repousse tudor roses and leaves around its centre and is incredibly well made. The circular base has a planished finish.
This particular rose bowl came with a number of superb pieces which I have researched thoroughly. The bowl is believed to have been made by either Mary Williams herself or Charles Harmer who was based in Islington, London. Charles Harmer ran a plate metalwork firm in Islington. The family that sold the pieces were related to Charles Harmer. They kindly contacted a foreman who had worked at the firm for over 50 years. He remembered that there was a lady called “Miss Williams” who rented a basement in one of the firms buildings. Miss Williams was an artist and she produced the designs that were then either commissioned by the Harmer family or made by Charles Harmer and his son, also Charles Harmer, between 1890 and the early 1920s. This information, combined with the style of the designs, allows for a firm attribution to Mary Williams.
Much more of this story can be found in the following article in the News section… News 15
Dimensions: 8 1/4″ in diameter and 6 1/4″ high
Condition: Good. Recently polished. The inside of the bowl has a nice original patina. Some minor nibbles to the top rim