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

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1800

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and grey ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card.

  • Museum number:

    8390:4

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Design for a silver basket, Profile, less than full size. Wicker work pattern around the body, with solid sides. Egg and dart frieze up to the rim.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1800

Artist/maker

Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and grey ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card.

Dimensions

Height: 126 mm, Width: 243 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.
For a slightly smaller copy of this drawing see D2196-1885.

Descriptive line

Design for a silver basket, 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; Wickerwork

Categories

Silver; Designs; English; Drawings; Silver Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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