For sale from W&W Antiques is a beautiful English school Arts and Crafts Movement copper twin handled loving cup (or small vase) of tapering form c.1900-1910 attributed to the Yattendon Guild. Affiliated as part of the Home Arts & Industries Association from 1884 to increase craftsmanship skills among the working classes and to promote the revival of rural craft industries.
- The Yattendon Metalworking class, West Berkshire was an evening class for local men and boys was organised by Elizabeth Waterhouse (1834-1918)
- The beautiful tapering form cup has a stylised twisting foliate design with three flower heads (e.g. lotus flowers) in repousse. These appear to the front and rear of the cup as a sinuous floral decoration rising up the tapering form
- The repoussé copper decoration were mostly from Elizabeth’s own designs, with distinctive handles, shallow nature of the repoussé and background punching/grounding are characteristic. The decorative motifs were inspired by plants and flowers and the Yattendon class established a good reputation for design and art-metal workmanship. Items were retailed locally and via Liberty's in London and received high praise.
- Twin tubular handles looping from neat copper rivets in the side of the tapered form vessel.
- Unmarked as an art metal-ware piece with high quality design and execution, unpolished with a lovely dark copper patina
In good solid condition throughout, a highly decorative form ready for a new home.
Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees. If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.
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