Seller: antiques-art (2,873) 100%, Location: Ben Lomond, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392653672269 CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY OTHER EBAY LISTINGS Original Red & Chocolate Patina Fine and very early handwrought copper vase by Dirk Van Erp (1862 - 1933). Unsigned. Vallejo period, circa 1902-1908. HEIGHT : 11 1/2” WEIGHT : 4 lbs. 1 oz. An unusual and sophisticated design, with no seams (made from a piece of heavy copper pipe) and retaining it's original chocolate brown and red patina. Finely and evenly hammered top and bottom rims and beautiful planished hammer marks varying from longer vertical strikes on the upper body to even horizontal strokes on the lower areas. A unique example of Van Erp's earliest pre-studio work in copper, circa 1902 - 1908. This vase was made while Dirk van Erp was working at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a metalsmith. Many of his earliest pieces from this time were brass, hammered and formed from artillery shell casings. He also made some pieces from copper, usually from copper pipe. This piece has no seams and is an example that was entirely wrought from copper pipe. The opening of the pipe, under the base was sealed with a round disk of copper the was soldered to the base opening by Van Erp. PROVENANCE : Purchased recently from a Santa Cruz area estate where it was not recognized. Has not been on the market previously. CONDITION : The patina is untouched and in overall good condition, with some mottling and small areas of green oxidation. Several very tiny scratches. No dents or repairs. This piece will be a quality addition to any collection of American Arts & Crafts and will display beautifully in any California, Monterey Style, Spanish Revival, Southwest, Art Nouveau, Stickley Era, or Arts and Crafts decor. ~ Please look carefully at all the photos to view the details and condition of the piece and e-mail with any questions ... I always respond quickly! Shipped from California, USA. This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment. All of my pieces are guaranteed authentic, as described, and to your satisfaction, with a full money-back guarantee if returned promptly and in good condition. Thank you for looking! CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY OTHER EBAY LISTINGS Condition: Excellent condition. See description and photos.