Fivemiletown/Mary Williams copper peacock charger
A stunning large repousse copper charger attributed to a design by Mary Williams and most likely made by the Fivemiletown Class, circa 1900.
The large copper charger has an incredibly detailed repousse design of a central intricate circle of fruiting flowers surrounded by a repeating pattern of multiple peacocks. This particular design of charger is very typical of the work of the Williams family, with peacocks being a favoured motif for their designs.
This piece is very similar to a piece I also have for sale which has a firm attribution to Mary Williams. My feeling with this particular piece is designed by Mary but made by one of the workers at the Fivemiletown Class in Ireland. Mary Williams taught at the Fivemiletown Class for several years and provided numerous designs for the Class. Peacocks featured heavily in designs for the Irish class. The Class was very successful and well known for the quality of the designs and workmanship. This really is a stunning piece.
Dimensions: 24″ in diameter and approximately 1″ deep
Condition: Good. Some minor creases around the edges. Recently polished