Ref: 2027
  • Designer and Maker

    Designed and manufactured by John Pearson (flcirca 1888-1910)

  • Detail

    Beaten and patinated copper, on wooden core

    12 x 31 x 23 cm

    English (Newlyn), 1902

  • Signed and dated

    ‘J. P. 1902’ (on the reverse – see right)

  • Notes

    John Pearson was one of four founding members of the Guild of Handicraft, initiated in 1888 by Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942).  Pearson was the Guild’s leading metalworker, responsible for creating repoussé work, some of which was shown at the 1888 Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society exhibition.  Following his departure from the Guild in 1892, Pearson taught at the Newlyn Industrial Class for about seven years.

    The present box retains its original patina and green-stained interior.