Newlyn Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell

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Newlyn Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell

£695.00

Antique Reference #:1886

Newlyn Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell

 

 

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Newlyn Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell

A charming Newlyn Arts and Crafts copper inkwell with original liner. The copper is decorated with a repousse design of fish and is stamped NEWLYN. 20.5 cm in diameter and in excellent original condition. Made in Cornwall c 1900.

Newlyn Copper has become highly prized not only because of its design but also because of its quality in construction. The influence of John Pearson in the early days showed a deliberate naivety in construction of hinges and structures as a decorative feature but in time this quaint style was replaced by a more precise decorative style. Newlyn pieces are very skillfully constructed, their structures and the rendering of the designs show a precise and yet informal correctness which only the best craftsmen can achieve. In true Arts and Crafts tradition, the construction of Newlyn pieces is exposed as an integral part of the design and adds a decorative quality. Common features are the decorative treatment of hinges and seams and the riveted curved seam on Newlyn cylindrical pieces is a particular trademark of the school.