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Cigarette box
  • Cigarette box
    Varley, Fleetwood C., born 1863 - died 1942
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Cigarette box

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1904-1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Varley, Fleetwood C., born 1863 - died 1942 (enameller)
    W. H. Haseler (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Petwe, wood lined with an enamel plaque

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Martin Battersby

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.958-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cigarette box, pewter with a wooden lining, the enamel plaque on the lid by Fleetwood Varley. A rectangular box with a slightly domed lid hinged on one side. The sides of the box are decorated with two rows of pointed leaf shapes; the lid has a beaded metal surface surrounding an enamelled seascape. The inside of the box is wood lined with a loose central partition.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1904-1905 (made)

Artist/maker

Varley, Fleetwood C., born 1863 - died 1942 (enameller)
W. H. Haseler (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Petwe, wood lined with an enamel plaque

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped on the base: 078

Dimensions

Height: 3 in, Length: 8.25 in, Width: 5.375 in

Object history note

A similar type of box, without the decorated lid, appears in the Liberty catalogue for `Cymric', Gold and Silverwork, Jewellery and `Tudric' Pewter for 1904.

Descriptive line

Cigarette box, pewter with an enamel plaque, wood lined, Birmingham, made by W.H.Haseler for Liberty & Co., ca. 1904-05, the enamel by Fleetwood Varley.

Materials

Pewter; Enamel; Wood

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Leaf; Beading; Seascape

Categories

Containers; Metalwork

Production Type

small batch

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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