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Design for a silver vase on a stand
  • Design for a silver vase on a stand
    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851
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Design for a silver vase on a stand

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    c.1800

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and grey ink, grey wash on wove paper

  • Museum number:

    577

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 35

Physical description

A drawing of a silver vase on a stand

Place of Origin

England

Date

c.1800

Artist/maker

Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and grey ink, grey wash on wove paper

Dimensions

Height: 217 mm, Width: 159 mm

Object history note

A design for a volute krater with an ovoid body, the handles rising from swans' heads, on the side a dancing male figure holding a vase. The base decorated with a thyrsus, on winged demi-lion feet. Shown in profile, less than full size.
This design contains decorative elements of classical inspiration that Jean Jacques Boileau often combines in designs for silver.
This and the other drawings by J. J. Boileau and his school were probably in the collection of A. C. Pugin and sold at Mr Wheatley’s rooms,4th June 1843, lot 469, Boileau’s (J.) “Series of drawings appropriated to the gold and silversmiths”, bought by Williams for 3 shillings.
Bought from the dealer Robert Jackson 9th July 1874 for 3 shillings and 6 pence.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver vase on a stand , by Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) c. 1800

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

M. Snodin, 'J.J. Boileau A Forgotten Designer', Connoisseur, 1978, vol. 198, pp. 124 – 133.
S. Jervis, Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers, Penguin Books, 1984, p. 72.

Materials

Pen; Ink; Grey wash; Wove paper

Subjects depicted

Vase, Urn; Swans; Thyrsus; Presentation; Lion (animal); Sphinxes

Categories

Designs; Silver; English; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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