Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this really good copper, brass and abalone box or tea caddy. The caddy is set with four diamond abalone panels to the body, each held within a brass strapwork fitting. The lid similarly set with a single abalone circle. The piece is in the style of John Paul Cooper and is probably Birmingham School or Leicester school of arts in origin. Maker is unknown. The caddy comes with a small copper box probably by the same maker and acquired with this piece.
In excellent original condition with just some drying out to the abalone in parts leading to some loss of colour to the edges.
Date: c. 1905
Material: Copper, brass, abalone
Condition: Very good
Size: 11.5 cm high x 8.75 cm diameter
Weight: 225 grams, 9.0 oz