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Design for a silver centrepiece with branches and with bowls
  • Design for a silver centrepiece with branches and with bowls
    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851
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Design for a silver centrepiece with branches and with bowls

  • 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 grey, black ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card. The paper is watermarked “Tovil”.

  • Museum number:

    8431:17

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing of a silver centrepiece with branches and with bowls, less than full size. Large bowl supported demi winged figures with lions’ feet on a base, probably with a glass liner.

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 grey, black ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card. The paper is watermarked “Tovil”.

Dimensions

Height: 960 mm, Width: 113 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 technique is comparable to 8431.15.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver centrepiece with branches and with bowls, by 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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