Charger or tray, Ohio (Cleveland)

1904–13
The Rokesley Shop, Artist Mary Blakeslee (active in 1904–1909), Artist Carolyn Hadlow Vinson (active in 1904–1913), Artist Ruth Smedley (active in 1904–1913)


Object Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 45.7 cm (3/4 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1013

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork

The circular tray, hand wrought from a large sheet of chased copper, comprises a shallow well and raised rim decorated with an art nouveau floral motif. The abstract motif is repeated three times around the rim, connected with raised bands. The outer edge of the rim is rolled on the exterior. Hammering marks, especially noticeable in the well, give the tray a textured appearance. The deep brown patina has been restored.

Markings

Marked on back of tray "ROKESLEY" within a rectangle.

Provenance

Dealer did not disclose.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Seminarians in memory of Edward W. Ostrander