|19 × 19 × 17 cm
Arts And Crafts Copper Planter By AE Jones for Liberty SOLD
Arts And Crafts Copper Planter By AE Jones for Liberty
A wonderful Arts & Crafts square planter made entirely in copper by AE Jones for Liberty of London.
Albert Edward Jones was born into a family with a long tradition of craftsmanship, dating back to 1780. A. E. Jones did his formal training at the Birmingham School of Art, and there he was trained under an Edward R. Taylor.
It was here that he came to meet and work with a selection of purveyors of the Arts and Crafts Movement such as Arthur Dixon, Bernard Cuzner and Arthur Gaskin. He was also a member of the Guildsman of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft for a time, and here was further influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Having worked in his father’s premises, he then founded A. E. Jones & Co. in Birmingham in 1902, and the company produced items of silverware, as well as pieces in copper, brass and bronze. Frequently, his copper pieces were given a patina via the process established by F.W. Salthouse in the late 1800s.
Many of his items combine these metals to stunning visual effect, and differentiate him from many other makers. Large quantities of these pieces were unmarked, and are distinguished by their unusual style and design.
The success of his workshop grew, due in no small part to the addition of many skilled craftsmen and designers who also were motivated by the ethos of the arts and crafts movement.
This copper planter has blue Ruskin-style roundels on each side of the planter.
There is a slight bit of damage to one of the corners where the edge has separated.
It measures 19cm square at the top by 17cm in height, the base is slightly smaller at 18cm square.
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