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Design - Design for the lid of a tin box

Design for the lid of a tin box

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (Some boxes have Glasgow addresses noted on the back. , made)

  • Date:

    1925-1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)
    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Design drawn in pencil on card, then painted with gouache and covered by a paper flap.

  • Museum number:

    E.1624-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 5

Physical description

Painted design for the lid of a tin box, from a set of 47 including designs for cigarette tins, biscuit tins, and a variety of decorative tins. Each design is in housed an individual sleeve of coloured paper.

E.1623, 1624 and 1625-1991 all mounted on the same sheet of paper, E.1623-1991 is the lid of the box showing a silhouette of a couple with the male figure on one knee in an oval of pale blue with a dark blue boarder, E.1624-1991 is the body of the tine with two roundel showing the same couple in light and dark blue, E.1625-1991 shows the same silhouetted couple in light blue and green.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (Some boxes have Glasgow addresses noted on the back. , made)

Date

1925-1938 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)
Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Design drawn in pencil on card, then painted with gouache and covered by a paper flap.

Dimensions

Height: 29.5 cm, Width: 18.2 cm

Descriptive line

Design for the lid of a tin box, ca. 1925-1938.

Materials

Paper; Card; Gouache; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Labels & packaging; Product design

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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