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Design for a silver serving wheeled serving dish, probably a cheese waggon
  • Design for a silver serving wheeled serving dish, probably a cheese waggon
    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851
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Design for a silver serving wheeled serving dish, probably a cheese waggon

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1805

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper laid down on card. Inscribed faintly at the top “partition” (?)

  • Museum number:

    8477:3

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 37

Physical description

A drawing of a silver wheeled serving dish, probably a cheese waggon, Profile, Full size 241 x 450, Crescent shaped openwork basket on four wheels with a lion’s mask handle at one hand. Left half shown as a round arched arcade on a plain band, right half showing looped elements on a bound wreath border.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1805

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper laid down on card. Inscribed faintly at the top “partition” (?)

Dimensions

Height: 284 mm, Width: 475 mm

Object history note

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.

wheeled cheese wagons are not recorded in serving silver, unlike the early cheese stand. They do, however, occur in Sheffield Plate.
Would hold a 40 cm diameter wheel of cheese.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver serving wheeled serving dish, probably a cheese waggon, by Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) c. 1805

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

Snodin, Connoisseur, J. J. Boileau A Forgotten Designer of Silver, page 124 to 133
S. Jervis, Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers, Penguin Books 1984

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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