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

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1810

  • 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.

  • Museum number:

    8390:8

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing of a silver stand, decorated with vines curling foot with oak leaves and acanthus. The ornament is included in a rectangular panel. Full size 88 x 280

Place of Origin

England

Date

1810

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.

Dimensions

Height: 107 mm, Width: 307 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.
This design and 8390.11 are alternatives for the same stand showing different feet and may once have been on a single sheet.

Descriptive line

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

Subjects depicted

Dining; Grapes

Categories

Silver; Designs; English; Drawings; Silver Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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