A very decorative and stylish item of arts and
crafts period copper in the style of the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.
This platter or tray is not stamped with any makers mark but, it has a central
monogram H M P, possibly the initials of the maker or the first owner. This may
be a gentleman home artisan, the work has all been done by hand.
This tray is decorated with hand done repousse and chasing work, the central monogram h m P is surrounded with a laurel wreath. The letters "h" and "m" appear to be in lower case and the "P" much larger and central. It may be the first initials of the couple who may have owned it with "P" being the first lettter of their surname. The outer border is a stylised grape vine with bunches of grapes, vine leaves, twisting tendrils and stems in an almost geometric form, reminiscent of the endless knot decoration. The tray dates from around 1890 -1900 during the Arts and Crafts period of the late Victorian era.
This large diameter tray measures 22 1/2 inches (57 cm) it
stands about 1 inch (2.5 cm) high. It weighs 1.46kg unpacked. Because of its
size it can only be sent overseas by courier and prices given are indicative
only. They may vary for remote locations etc. Please message for a firm price
for your location.
It is in good antique condition this tray has minor denting
and marking including a slight crease on the plain tray section. It is slightly
dished from the repousse work and does not sit quite flat. The front is
polished the back is unpolished. Please see the images.
This is a great looking item of arts and crafts metalware
and a very decorative object.