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Design for a silver salver

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1810

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper, watermarked for J. Whatman 18-- (cut)
    Laid down on card.

  • Museum number:

    8437:13

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 120, box A

Physical description

A drawing of a silver salver, Full size 380 diam.
Circular salver with laurel garland in the lower half and an oak leaves garland circling the centre. On the upper half acanthus scrolling.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1810

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper, watermarked for J. Whatman 18-- (cut)
Laid down on card.

Dimensions

Height: 450 mm, Width: 422 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.
The Arms and supporters of the Prince of Wales are sketched in the centre.
Maybe the two borders may indicate two possible designs.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver salver, Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) c. 1810

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

Categories

Silver; Silver Designs; Designs; English

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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