Newton School copper mirror


A copper mirror designed by John Williams and made by John Day at the Newton School of Metal Work in 1903.

The mirror has a typical John Williams repousse design of leaves and fruiting flowers against a hammered background and the design is in the Newton School design archive.

John Day is a documented worker at the School from around 1901.. A farm labourer from the village of Newton, he was a prize winner for his metalwork at the Technical Instruction in Cambridge Exhibition in 1903.

It’s great to be able to know so much about a piece and rare that both the maker and designer are known.


Dimensions:    21 1/2″ high by 14 1/2″ wide and 1 1/2″ deep

Condition:   Good. The back of the frame has obviously been replaced recently which suggests that the mirror glass may also not be original. This work has been done very well

Price:   Sold