And Another Arts & Crafts Tray

Arts & Crafts Hand-Hammered Copper Tray with Riveted Brass Rim (LEO Design)

Throughout the worldwide Arts & Crafts movement, one of the defining characteristics of the style is the reliance on the crafted material to provide a significant portion of the work’s aesthetic appeal.  On a copper plate, the hammered texture of the copper becomes the decoration.  On an oak fireplace mantel, the wood’s grain provides the adornment.  The tray shown above is a good example of this philosophy:  the hammered copper and a simple, riveted brass edge provide all the decorative embellishment needed.