Made for the tourist market, it is a lovely hommage to the ideals and skill of the master coppersmith. This style of copper trays were made in Villedieu les Poeles, the southern city of Pau and near the eastern border of Germany around Faucogney as a magnificent keepsake of the copper heritage of those areas.
It is repousse work using copper punches to form the decoration. This particular one is in latin, Urbis Palladiumet Gentis H IV It commemorates Henry IV of France who was born in 1553 in Pau and died in 1610 in Paris.
Henry IV is considered one of the greatest kings of France and was instrumental in ending the French Wars Of Religion. It weighs 302 grams 10.6 ozs It is 34 cm long, 13 1/2 inches and 27 cm wide which is 13 3/8ths inches. This is copper so it is solid and fit for purpose. There is some surface scratches although only genuine wear and tear. This is a beautiful item and would grace any table, it would look fabulous on a hall table for cards or post.
We will send this item via our signed for parcel post. The item "Copper Tray Henry IV Hand Hammered Small Solid French Copper Tray Hand Crafted" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Copper". The seller is "jourjversparis" and is located in Pre en Pail. This item can be shipped worldwide.