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Copper charger, by John Pearson

Image attached to AAL.2-2015

An image of Metalwork. Copper Charger. Pearson, John (British, 1859-1930).  Large, circular, dark brown copper charger, with a wide flat bowl surrounded by a horizontal rim and covered with repoussé decoration. On a raised dome in the centre is a tree, with the sun behind it, surrounded by a circular chain of eight hounds, and around that the inscription ‘WHAT DEEDS ARE DONE IN THE NAME OF POVERTY’. Around the rim is a continuous scrolling design of stylised leaves, some supporting berries. Six point hanging frame fitted around the back. Copper sheet, raised, embossed and chased,  height 3 cm, diameter 51.2 cm, 1890. Arts and Crafts. Lent to the museum by The Keatley Trust.

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Metalwork. Copper Charger. Pearson, John (British, 1859-1930). Large, circular, dark brown copper charger, with a wide flat bowl surrounded by a horizontal rim and covered with repoussé decoration. On a raised dome in the centre is a tree, with the sun behind it, surrounded by a circular chain of eight hounds, and around that the inscription ‘WHAT DEEDS ARE DONE IN THE NAME OF POVERTY’. Around the rim is a continuous scrolling design of stylised leaves, some supporting berries. Six point hanging frame fitted around the back. Copper sheet, raised, embossed and chased, height 3 cm, diameter 51.2 cm, 1890. Arts and Crafts. Lent to the museum by The Keatley Trust.

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  • Accession Number: AAL.2-2015
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 1013 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 798.18kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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19th Century Arts and Crafts berries berry British charger chased circular copper dogs embossed English Fitz_AA fruits hounds inscribed inscriptions John Pearson leaf leaves metalwork Pearson raised repousse trees Victorian

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