Large Copper Charger with Peacock Design and Motto

Large Copper Charger with Peacock Design and Motto

A copper charger with repoussé central peacock pattern and motto.The motto is that of the Fordham family who had estates in Cambridge area. This is a variation of a design by George Tanner, circa 1900 (Object No.29 Private Collection of Dave Marshall)

Variation of Design No. 26 in archive (Private Collection of Bob Pluck)

The exact design was illustrated in The House periodical in July 1900 (The House, Vol. 7, No 41 (Jul 1900); p. 167)

A similar design won G. Tanner First Prize in a competition in The Studio periodical in 1896 (The Studio, Vol. 8 (1896); p.254)

Also pictured in an old photograph of a collection of metalwork from the Newton School, c.1900 (Private Collection of Bob Pluck)

Dimensions: 24″ in diameter

Weight: 4 kgs


This item is available to purchase for £1850. 20% of the purchase price will go to David Parr house. If you are interested please email