A well patinated copper Arts & Crafts strapwork hinge by CE Thompson (stamped), very much in the manner of the famous metalworker & designer, Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone (1864-1939) for whom it is believed he also worked/trained with; c1900.
Approx 12" long and 4.5" at widest point.
The Wolfsonian Museum in Florida have a simlar and complete set of hardware examples by CE Thompson in their collection;
reference Leading the Simple Life - The Arts & Crafts Movement in Britain by Wendy Kaplan page 50 Cat.42.
Charles Edward Thompson (b. 1869) was an art metalworker and architectural draughtsman, born in Liverpool.
Amongst other work, he won commissions for plaques and other metawlwork for some of Liverpool`s libraries.
His work is also mentioned and illustrated in The Studio vols 17 & 21 pages 29, 30.
For further reference: The Arts & Crafts Movement in the North West of England by Barrie & Wendy Armstrong.
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