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Design - Design for a vase for hot water to warm spoons
  • Design for a vase for hot water to warm spoons
    Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882
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Design for a vase for hot water to warm spoons

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830-80 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by A. S. Cole, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.5879-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 120, box B

Physical description

Drawing depicting a vase for hot water to warm spoons for use at the dinner table. Signed with monogram H.C.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1830-80 (made)

Artist/maker

Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen drawing

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in, Width: 11.5 in

Descriptive line

Pen drawing by Sir Henry Cole depicting a vase for hot water to warm spoons for use at the dinner table. Great Britain, ca. mid 19th century.

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

Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) was an eminent Victorian and visionary civil servant whose pioneering ideas created the museum which is now the V&A. With Prince Albert, he created the Great Exhibition of 1851, and continued to organise international exhibitions for the duration of his life. He was in charge of a nationwide system of art and science education, and, again with Prince Albert, developed the South Kensington area as the intellectual quarter of London. The Victoria & Albert Museum, of which he was the founding director, remains as his best known memorial, and is a symbol of his mission to education through exhibiting.

Materials

Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Vases; Tableware

Categories

Drawings; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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