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Antique Art Nouveau Copper Tray Joseph Sankey & Sons c.1905

Ref: CA2063 / LA142889

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Description

This is a lovely tray with the most gorgeous colour and patina - judging by the the crispness of the design and the deep chocolate brown patina it looks to have barely been cleaned and polished since it was made, over 100 years ago.

The tray was manufactured by the well known Bilston metalworkers, Joseph Sankey & Son - to the reverse of the piece is one of the numerous marks they used and it reads:

Made in England
JS&S
Solid Copper

The tray is round in form with a deep recessed centre part with a surrounding flange.
The flange is decorated with repousee, highly stylised art nouveau flower head motifs, along with wispy scrolls and love hearts.

It's difficult to be precise on the dating of this item but it certainly would originate from the first decade of the 20th century when the art nouveau style was at the height of its popularity.

As mentioned near the beginning of this description, the patina of the item is superb.
It would take years to acquire this depth of colour and I would estimate that it hasn't been cleaned in decades.

It's not my place to tell the next owner of this item how to clean it, but I would certainly recommend not polishing it to a high shine - you could make it look bright and shiny in literally minutes, but it would take years to get it back to its current state.


Measurements

Width : 31.2 cm - 12.28 in

Weight : 610 g - 1.34 lb

Declaration

Century Antiques has clarified that the Art Nouveau Copper Tray Joseph Sankey & Sons (CA2063 / LA142889) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1905.

Condition

The tray is in excellent order with no damage or faults to report - the design is very crisp and sharp and looks to have been cleaned very little in its lifetime. There's only a couple of points worth mentioning, purely for the accuracy of the description - I think the item has been used as a drinks tray in the past as there are a few very faint lighter ring marks to the central recessed area - these actually look more pronounced in the images than they actually are. Picture 5 also shows some lighter 'blobs' to the patina, probably as a result of liquid hitting the surface. Also, the flange around the circumference is slightly 'wavy' in form, almost as if it has a very minor warp to the edge - all of the points mentioned are simply the result of normal use and handling and are not faults - all in all it's actually a really good example of an Art Nouveau piece and certainly the nicest piece of Sankey art metalware I've seen in a long time (most are polished to death!).

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