Joseph Sankey & Sons Art Nouveau Copper Lidded Pot

A handmade, Edwardian copper pot with an embossed, Art Nouveau design known as "Willow". Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 798

What's for sale?

This is a handmade, copper, lidded pot with embossed Art Nouveau design. It was made in the early 1900s by Joseph Sankey & Sons, one of Britain's more successful manufacturers of the period. Over the years, it's gained a beautiful, rich patina.

This Art Nouveau pattern is known as "Willow" and is one of several that they used at the time. The same family of patterns were available on the more commonly found pitchers, which were made in several sizes and also in brass.

This form is rarer than the pitchers and it was probably intended for hot water or coffee. The domed portion of the lid has a slight hammered finish. 

Who made it and when?

It was made by the English company Joseph Sankey & Sons in the early 1900s at their Albert Street factory in Bilston, (at the time Staffordshire, now part of Wolverhampton).

The maker's marks read:

  • JS&S.B (the B is for Bilston)
  • Rd. 409942

The registered number is from 1904 and is for the Willow design.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair to good condition
  • As is normal, there are a few dents and scratches
  • The most noticeable dent is near the spout, as shown
  • The circumference around the base is out of shape
  • The patina is very nice
  • The thumb lift, hinge and lid work well

What are the measurements?

  • 18cm high
  • 13cm from spout to handle
  • 13cm in diameter at the base
  • 382 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerJoseph Sankey & Sons
PeriodEarly 20th century (1900-1949)
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