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Cigarette box

Cigarette box

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1905-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    W. H. Haseler (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pewter with a wooden liner, enamelled lid.

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Liberty & Co. Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.52-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cigarette box, a small square pewter box with a hinged lid. The slightly domed lid is set with a square enamel picture showing a landscape at sunset with dark trees against a blue, yellow and orange sky. The enamel is signed DAVIS in the bottom, right hand corner. The pewter top of the lid has an irregular beaten surface.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

ca.1905-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

W. H. Haseler (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pewter with a wooden liner, enamelled lid.

Marks and inscriptions

The enamel signed: DAVIS
In the bottom, right hand corner.

01021 / ENGLISH PEWTER / MADE BY / LIBERTY & CO.
Marked on the base

Dimensions

Height: 5.2 cm, Width: 8.9 cm, Depth: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Cigarette box, pewter with enamel decoration and wooden liner, Birmingham, made by W.H. Hasler for Liberty & Co., 1905-10, enamel by Davis.

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

Liberty's 1875-1975, An Exhibition to Mark the Firm's Centenary, London, HMSO., 1975. An exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, July - October, 1975.

Materials

Pewter; Wood; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Trees; Landscape; Sunset

Categories

Containers; Metalwork

Production Type

small batch

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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