Mr Head's brass tray, John Wade
Years ago I bought a brass tray with gum leaves on it. I turned it over and saw that the maker had incised on the back “Hand Made R. Head Cremorne”. At the time, the name meant nothing to me. Then I found another one, without a maker’s name, but in the Arts & Crafts style and with similar features: the same scalloped border, same central panel with two gum leaves on a hammered ground, same border of punched circles; similar four round feet. Eventually, I had to try to find out who “R. Head” was.