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Design for a silver candlestick
  • Design for a silver candlestick
    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851
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Design for a silver candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1798

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink and grey wash over pencil

  • Museum number:

    8431:4

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing of a silver candlestick, profile, Full size 343 x 145. On wove paper laid down on card.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1798

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink and grey wash over pencil

Dimensions

Height: 383 mm, Width: 295 mm

Object history note

A modified version of this design was marked by John Scofield, London 1798-9 (Connoisseur Magazine, Vol 195 Number 783, May 1977, page 27, Asprey & Co) and also another variant is a candlestick by John Green & Co, Sheffield, 1799 (Sothebys 2 November 1988, lot 798).
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 a silver candlestick, by Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) circa 1798

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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