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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1983 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burton, Jocelyn, born 1946 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and dyeline on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Commissioned for the Victoria and Albert Museum by Sir Roy Strong. Given by the Collection of Metalwork

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EP, shelf 15, box 5

Physical description

A full scale design for a candlestick showing the side elevation and plan with detail of the pierced sconce.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1983 (designed)


Burton, Jocelyn, born 1946 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and dyeline on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Trail [sic] sketch'
Inscribed in ink

'Working drawing: Sterling silver candlestick. Round turreted column inset in square base. Victoria and Albert Museum May 1983'
Lettered with titles and

Lettered with artist's name and address


Height: 42.6 cm, Width: 29.9 cm

Object history note

The candlestick in this design was to be part of a pair, commissioned by Sir Roy Strong for the Victoria and Albert Museum, but they were never executed.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Jocelyn Burton, design for a pair of candlesticks commissioned by Sir Roy Strong for the V&A, pen and ink and dyeline, Great Britain, 1983

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Paper; Ink


Drawing; Dyeline

Subjects depicted

Elevation; Plan; Sconce; Candlesticks


Drawings; Designs; History of the V&A; Metalwork; Lighting; Tableware & cutlery


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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