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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed and made)

  • Date:

    1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Campbell, Katherine (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, inlaid with yellow and red gold, riveted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alistair McAlpine through the Associates of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    M.398-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The box takes the form of a compressed pyramid with flattened edges, it opens by means of a hinge along the longest side. The exterior polioshed, the interior has been left in the rough. The lid is partially decorated with a diamond shaped gold panel inlaid with red gold stripes. Four red gold rivets hold the panel in place.

Place of Origin

London (designed and made)

Date

1977 (made)

Artist/maker

Campbell, Katherine (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, inlaid with yellow and red gold, riveted

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1977

Mark of Katherine Campbell

Dimensions

Width: 2.3 in maximum

Object history note

Given by Alistair McAlpine through the Associates of the V&A, previously purchased by McAlpine at the Royal College show, Explosion, 1977.

Descriptive line

Box (one of a pair), silver with yellow and red gold inlay, London hallmarks for 1977, mark of Katherine Campbell

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Raising; Inlay; Riveting

Categories

Containers; Metalwork

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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