Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Arts & Crafts - Scottish School Tray

The picture below show a fine quality hand decorated repousse decorated brass tray fully marked with a mongram with the letter MHR ? but who is this. I don't know and have failed to find out. Is there anyone out there with the knowledge.

A good clear stamped mark would suggest a made up die, so I would assume is was made as part of a production run rather than a one off lucky evening class product . The brass and repousse would suggest a Marion Henderson Wilson or Glasgow School connection.

This is a beautifully made tray with folded seams and rolled edges. May be commercially factory made product decorated by a skilled artisan. Clearly we can exclude the usual suspects; Newlyn, Keswick, Hugh Wallis, John Pearson or Alexander Richie.

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