Here is an exceptionally lovely Roycroft vase made of beautifully patinated and substantial copper.
Roycroft was a reformist community of artists and craft workers founded in 1895 by Elbert Hubbard. The community, based in East Aurora, New York, was so influential during the Arts and Crafts Era that the philosophy of the group was often referred to as the Roycroft Movement.
The piece is quite substantial, weighing almost one and a half pounds. The exterior features a fantastic hammered texture while the mouth curves over to form a flower-petal edge.
The rich patina exhibits an almost iridescent quality with shades of red, brown and even green.
The classic Roycroft hallmark (an "R" within an orb) is stamped on the underside of the vase. This is not the first of the company's marks, but certainly one of the earliest, dating from approximately 1905-1910.
There are a few minor inconsistencies in the patina on the exterior of the vase, while the patina to the interior is quite red and spotty. Overall, the vase remains in fantastic antique condition.
Roycroft pieces delight the senses and provide an example of the understated beauty and inimitable quality that was a product of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Measurements: 6" tall, 3" wide, widest circumference is 9", base diameter is 2 ½", mouth diameter is 3 ½" (to edge of lip) Weight: 1 lb., 5 oz.