Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles copper bowl
A very well made and unusual copper bowl attributed to Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles, circa 1920.
The bowl has a repousse pattern which over the years of polishing has led to a very unusual effect. The attribution to Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles is based on the identical design which was illustrated in The Studio 1922, Volume 82, page 215.
Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles was a fascinating character best known for his inventions in the field of the electrodeposition of metals and the “Sherardizing” process. He was principally an Engineer but it appears he did have a sideline in mixed metal bowls and chargers for the art market.
Dimensions: 11″ in diameter by 2″ high
Condition: Good with excellent patina