A fine copper and silver mounted Arts and Crafts vase by A E Jones

A fine copper and silver mounted Arts and Crafts vase by A E Jones

Code: 10810

Dimensions:

W: 31cm (12.2")H: 18cm (7.1")D: 18cm (7.1")

£795.00 Approx $1093.54, €930.91
 

This stylish hand beaten copper vase was most likely made by the highly acclaimed metal smiths A E Jones member of the Birmingham guild. They were one of the very few manufactures who produced copper arts and crafts items with fine solid silver mounts. This beautiful vase is a large and wonderfully designed piece has a simple form with a flared foot with a neatly rivetted base rising to a slightly narrower waist and then broadly flaring out to finely curved back in to form the rolled rim. The body is neatly joined together with a dovetailed and soldered joint. Just below the rim there is a wreath of fine silver flowerheads which have been rivetted in place with silver pins. To each side there is a stylish exaggerated handle with hand cut shaped flange mounts. Again, finely rivetted in place. The handles have a hammered finish as does the body. All the copper surfaces have a lustrous dark patination. Unmarked A E Jones never stamped his copper items.

Circa 1900