Arts & Crafts attributed to Irish 'Fivemiletown' school charger c.1905

Arts & Crafts attributed to Irish 'Fivemiletown' school charger c.1905

Code: 10307


H: 1.5cm (0.6")Di: 28.5cm (11.2")


For sale is an attractive and decorative Arts & Crafts movement copper charger of good quality repoussé art metalwork.  The charger has a central rose in low decorative relief from which forms the centrepiece to four other roses, each extending with leaves and thorns as they radiate outward to the rim.

- The c.11" copper repoussé charger has, a loose pie-crust or crimped edging used by a number of the arts and crafts schools/guilds to frame the motif on pieces of artmetalware e.g. Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Ireland and Newton School of Metalwork, Cambridgeshire.
- Fivemiletown school designs by John Williams in particular have included motifs with a Tudor rose design and radiating stems on a large charger*, which could also have been a design influence for this smaller charger.
- Stylised rose designs were a prominent romantic motif in the Victorian era and arts and crafts movement from medieval revival to Rosetti, William and May Morris textiles to Mackintosh roses.
- The charger has no makers marks and a small circular punch has been used throughout for the detailed background stippling and intricate decoration. This shows a considerable amount of art metalwork having gone into the background alone, as time was and remains money this will have taken some time to produce and is an indication of its quality.

An attractive and decorative arts and crafts copper charger with a beautiful design motif in good antique condition as shown.

p42, The Arts & Crafts Movement in Ireland, (1992) Larmour, P.

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