Hammered Brass & Copper plates like this were the signature product of Lloyd Pascal & Company, founded in 1919 in Birmingham, England. It was initially a brass foundry and later specialized in reproduction copper and brassware and initially based on Belgian designs of rural village life. Items made after 1960 were stove lacquered with a durable and high luster finish. In the 1950s and 1960s all the products leaving the factory had an oval sticker with the company trademark and “Brassware of distinction” written around the edge; the Elpec name lapsed in 1972 and future endeavors of the company focused on presswork and sheet metal work. The image on this plate was not registered to Elpec and therefore you will see very similar scenes with varying manufacturers throughout the 1960s and 1970s, although the majority of the ones on the vintage market are, indeed, from the original foundry in England. This plate is made from a copper composite, hammered and molded in 3-dimensional detail, showing village huntsmen and their hounds taking reprieve in the local village with friendly bar keeps – note the more modern helmets the hunters wear compared to the top hats of the Victorian era. Great condition, simple hanger on back, made in England, C 1960s. Plate measures 14 inches round.
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