Copper Antique Hand Hammered Pitcher

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This Arts and Crafts era, heavy gauge copper jug with its warm, aged patina was expertly constructed in the opening years of the twentieth century. About 1850, coppersmiths began spinning copper on lathes instead of hand hammering items, but beginning in the 1880's, the Arts and Crafts movement encouraged a return to the traditional craftsman techniques. The coppersmith who made this prime example did not sign his work, which is common.
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