Finger plate

Ref: 00010
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed and manufactured by C.E. Thompson (born 1869)

  • Detail

    Patinated repoussé copper

    40.5 x 9.5 cm

    English, circa 1902

  • Exhibited

    The First International “Studio” Exhibition, 1902

  • Literature

    The Studio, XXIV (1902), p. 179 – see right

  • Provenance

    Private collection, 1984-present

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    C.E. Thompson’s fingerplates were praised by The Studio as ‘quite brilliant in originality and charm’ (op. cit, pp. 180-81).

    A pair of finger plates, illustrated in the same article in The Studio, is in the collection of the Wolfsonian, Miami; see Peyton Skipwith, intro., Style of Empire 1877-1947, Miami, 1985, no. 90.

    Charles Edward Thompson, born in Liverpool, was an art metalworker and architectural draughtsman.