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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, and covered by a paper flap.

  • Museum number:

    E.1657-1991

  • 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.

Two designs on the same sheet of paper (E.1657 & 1658-1991); both designs are for the 'World Jamboree', 1929. Both designs show a scout signaling in semaphore, with a cluster of triangular tents and hills behind them. E.1657-1991 shows the scout signaling 'S', with the tents to their left, two figures in the further distance in the right and a blank circle in the upper right hand corner of the design. E.1658-1991 shows the scout holding one flag over their right hand shoulder, with tents to the lower right, with a blank oval in the upper right hand corner of the 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, and covered by a paper flap.

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm, Width: 19.6 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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