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  • Place of origin:

    London (designed and made)

  • Date:

    ca.1930 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.F. Thompson (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Base metal, embossed, chased and engraved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Part of a small collection of metalwork, designs and photographs documenting the work of A.F. Thompson, `art metal worker'. His address appears to have been 8 Noel Street, Wardour Street , London W1, in 1908, and later 19 Effingham Road, Lee Green, London, SE12 (1955). Illustrated work includes for example, a processional cross, 1908; metalwork for the shop front of International Art Galleries Ltd; an altar cross for Brisbane Cathedral, 1916, an altar cross and candlesticks for St. Mary's, Graham Street, Sloane Square, 1930; a chalice for Gloucester Cathedral; sliding lift doors for Selfridges; doors for the National Provincial Bank, Luton, a triptych for the Queen of Spain, and a design for an emblem for 99 Squadron, R.A.F., dated 1940.

Physical description

Name plate, a rectangular panel of silvered base metal. embossed and chased with an inscription in the centre. The inscription is arranged within an oval placed within a rectangle. Flowers and foliage within a triangular reserve at each corner. There are holes drilled at regular intervals along the edges for attachment to a wall.

Place of Origin

London (designed and made)


ca.1930 (designed and made)


A.F. Thompson (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Base metal, embossed, chased and engraved

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 12.5 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Name plate, silvered base metal, London, ca.1930, probably made by A.F. Thompson


Base metal


Embossing; Chasing; Engraving (incising)


Metalwork; Plaques & Plaquettes


Metalwork Collection

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