A Glasgow School Art Nouveau patinated brass twin-handled tray
A Glasgow School arts and crafts patinated rectuangular brass twin-handled tray from c1900. The tray has a raised centre panel bordered by hand beaten low relief Art Nouveau flowers on long sinuous stems. The handles are elegantly rolled to fit perfectly for carrying purposes.
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Arts & Crafts & Art Nouveau in Scotland:
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland which spaned a period of about 20 years from 1880-1900. The Arts and Crafts movement in England had started earlier and attributed to William Morris. In 1884 Francis Newberry who had moved from London and who was a great admirer of Morris became head of the GSA (Glasgow School of Arts) and along with its illustrious pupil Rennie MacIntosh developed what became known as the Glasgow style focusing on a range of crafts including pottery, embroidery, metalwork, stained glass and woodcarving.
Women had an important role in the Glasgow Style, two notable artists being the sisters Frances and Margaret MacDonald. One of the most important designers in metalwork was Mary Gilmour. With the growing trend for Japanese art designers created peices using sinuous, flowing lines and floral decoration.
In excellent condition with a fine patination.
Length of tray from handle to handle - 57cms
Length of tray section - 45 cms
Width of tray section - 17.5 cms
Depth of tray - 2 cms
Weight - 660 grms
This is quite a large piece and although not heavy it may therfore require additional costs to destinations outside of the UK.
Please note that this product will not come in a presentation box due to its size. It will be securely packaged however.