Faulkner Bronze Co copper charger
A very rare copper charger made by either the Faulkner Bronze Co or Jesson, Birkett & Co, between 1901 and 1910.
The charger has an attractive repousse design with a central peacock in a woodland setting and a border with a repeating floral motif.
A picture of the charger was illustrated in the book; A Edward Jones, Metalcraftsman, Birmingham Museum & Gallery, page 15. The illustration is from the Faulkner Bronze catalogue and the charger is attributed to one of Faulkner’s know designers, Bert Harvey, based on a photograph amongst the Birkett papers.
In fact, the charger also appears in the Jesson, Birkett & Co catalogue, circa 1905. This is not really surprising as Faulkner Bronze Co was reconstituted as Jesson, Birkett & Co in 1904.
I am led to believe that an identical charger is on display in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), attributed to Jesson, Birkett & Co and designed by A. E. Harvey.
Dimensions: 23″ in diameter by 1″ high
Condition: Good. Some minor unevenness in the patina