An exhibition pair of John Paul Cooper candlesticks

Price range: Sold

A pair of John Paul Cooper candlesticks made of oxidised copper, silver and abalone, exhibited at the 1903 Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition, Exhibit 253/4. A photo of one of the candlesticks was published in the German journal Der Moderne Stil of that year and the same photograph of the pair is reproduced in the book on John Paul Cooper by Natasha Kuzmanovic, page 97, taken from the Cooper family archive.

These striking candlesticks are a notable new discovery representing the very best of Cooper’s early work with the influence of Henry Wilson apparent. They are in excellent condition, the original abalone still retains its lustre and can be matched to the 1903 photograph.

The candlesticks appear on page 35 of Cooper’s first stock book, page 35 number 43. Dated to December 24th 1902, thet were sold to a Miss Fellows for £20.00.

Maker: John Paul Cooper

Designer: John Paul Cooper

Date : 1903

Marks: None

Material: Copper, sterling silver, abalone

Condition: Excellent, abalone orginal

Size: 23cm high, 13cm diameter at base

Weight : NM

SKU: A213 Category:


For more information see “John Paul Cooper. Designer and craftsman of the arts and crafts movement” by Natasha Kuzmanovic. Also see the Victoria & Albert Museum and Leicester Museum which hold various works by Cooper, who came from Leicester.