A superb hand beaten copper letter rack by John Eustace of Cornwall with iconic Cornish themes including a seagull in flight, lighthouse, sailing ship and Cornish coat of arms with the motto ‘Cornwall One and All’ and the 15 bezants.
This specific letter rack is described by Colin Pill in his book “Cornish Art Metalwork as “a particularly fine piece” and is illustrated on page 101. The rack is patinated and has been given a micro-crystalline polish finish.
John Eustace was the younger of the Eustace Brothers and was born in Hayle, Cornwall in 1880. Like his brother, Charles, John started his copper work late in life when he retired. He created his own unique designs which included his stylised pomegranate design which can be found on a range of different size and shaped trays as well as Cornish themed designs. Colin Pill gives further background in his book, stating; ‘his workmanship is more accomplished and precise than Charles’s, his background punches are very distinctive and he usually patinated his work with an antique finish. His work was sold locally to order and through outlets such as Morrab Studio in Penzance’.
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