Robert Jarvie - Large Signed Hammered Copper Gourd Vase - Mission Arts & Crafts
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Robert Jarvie - Large Signed Hammered Copper Gourd Vase - Mission Arts & Crafts:
Robert Riddle Jarvie
Large signed hammered copper gourd vase
Signed to base
29 cm or 11½ inches tall, 6cm or 2½ inches diameter at rim and 8.5 cm or 3¼ inches diameter at base
Monogrammed initials MMF in beautiful stylised script
Extremely beautiful deep patination to the copper and a wonderful burnished colour
There is one small dent to the rear of the vase and one pit, please view all of the photos to make a full judgement of condition. I would say it is in excellent condition but I want you to see the full picture so you can make the decision yourself. I have included a large number of photos but am happy to send further photos of specific areas or any other information, so please feel free to ask me
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Robert Riddle Jarvie (1865 to 1941) of Chicago was the single most important American Arts & Crafts metalsmith. He started his career at the turn of the century making copper and bronze candlesticks that have become iconic to the Arts & Crafts movement. About 1910 he became a founding member of the Cliff Dweller's Club, a group of artistically minded Chicagoans.
Jarvie produced a range of metalwork, some with elaborate applied monograms or inscriptions. Both the design and execution of his copper objects are at the top of the scale.
Robert Jarvie was of Scottish descent. The easy familiarity between the decoration on this vase and that of designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow is a wonderful example of the collaborative nature of the world-wide Arts & Crafts movement which can also be seen in designs from the Secessionist movement in Vienna.
Gustav Stickley said about Jarvie's designs that one could have nothing unattractive or tawdry near them, they were that perfect in design.
Aunique opportunity for a supremeaddition to your Arts & Crafts collection
Don't miss the chance to add this extremely rare and beautifulpiece to your home
From a non-smoking home
Starting price just £9.99
Payment by Paypal or direct bank transfer only
Free collection from Liverpool or Manchester always welcome
I am happy to post worldwide
All items very carefully hand packed for safe shipping
All shipping methods for this item will be tracked, please do not ask me to send by any other method
I am always happy to combine and reduce postage wherever possible for multiple purchases
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On 07-Apr-13 at 16:50:47 BST, seller added the following information:
In answer to a question about postage:
The price to the United States is £29.50, this is for a 1.6 kg package sent Royal Mail Airsure with tracking to the point of delivery
If you have a different preferred shipping method and are willing to pay the cost for this, I will consider the use, only if it provides a fully tracked service