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Design for the side of a silver base
  • Design for the side of a silver base
    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851
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Design for the side of a silver base

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1800

  • 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.

  • Museum number:

    8431:10

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing of the side of a silver base, Profile, full size 75 x 241. Showing two types of lions’ foot support, one from the side, the other from the front and side.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1800

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.

Dimensions

Height: 91 mm, Width: 256 mm

Object history note

A stand with a pair of lions’ feet was also used by Boileau in a design for a centrepiece in the RIBA drawings collection SC103/2.
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.

Descriptive line

Design for the side of a silver base, by Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) circa 1800

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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