An Arts and Crafts repousse hammered copper vase by John Williams of twin-handled tapering cylindrical form, intricately decorated with stylised flower heads and foliage against a pin-hammered background. As is typical of his work, the vase has the characteristic tapered, twin handled form, is constructed with the join along one side and is always left unsigned.
John Williams trained at C. R. Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft and was responsible for the early beaten copper and brass work, alongside John Pearson. He left in 1892 and went on to teach at Hammersmith School of Arts and Fivemiletown Art Metalwork classes in County Tyrone where this piece was made.
Excellent – heavy weight indicates quality; the vase has a beautiful unpolished patina and is structurally sound with no dents to report.
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