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Box base

Box base

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Rue Béranger, made)

  • Date:

    1900-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samson's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper, engine-turned

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Graus Antiques, New Bond Street, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Copper box base, round engine-turned, cut with press-tool from rolled sheet copper, then knitted together to form shape by interleaving folded fringe. Beaten smooth so joins invisible.

Place of Origin

Paris (Rue Béranger, made)


1900-50 (made)


Samson's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Copper, engine-turned


Height: 1.3 cm, Diameter: 6.9 cm

Object history note

1975 remnants of entire department were sold due to lack of profit from the designs by Christian Richardier, owner of Samson & Co. at the time.

Descriptive line

Copper box base, Rue Béranger, Paris, probably 1900-50.

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

See object file (for images etc.)




Engine turned


Ceramics; Metalwork


Ceramics Collection

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