John Pearson bird mirror

The Woolley and Wallis Salisbury sale has just finished. One of the John Pearson pieces was this lovely mirror which I would guess dates from around 1894-95 (sorry about the image quality).

John Pearson bird mirror

Sold at Woolley and Wallis for £900 plus commission

It was described as, “A John Pearson patinated copper wall mirror, circular, repousse hammered with a stylised bird perched on a flower stem repeat, covered in a deep brown patination, unsigned 40cm. diameter” and had an estimate of £1000 to £1500, but sold for £900 plus commission.

Interestingly what seems to be the same, or else an identical, mirror was sold at Wotton auction rooms as lot 403 in January 2015 for £1400 plus commission

(If anyone knows if this is the same or different piece, I would love to hear!).