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

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1805

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Museum number:

    8388:2

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing of a silver wine cooler and plateau, profile and plan, shown less than full size. On wove paper pasted to a card mount.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1805

Artist/maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 261 mm, Width: 208 mm

Object history note

This design contains decorative elements of classical inspiration that Jean Jacques Boileau often combines in designs for silver.
Ovoid body supported by four female terminal figures on a stand supported by lions’ paw feet. The plateau decorated with putti and acanthus scrolls.
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.
Designs number 8388.1 and 8388.2 are a set of drawings and in the same manner and in the same scale for wine coolers, probably intended as alternatives.
Bought from Robert Jackson 24th May 18?? For one pound with seven others.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

M. 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

Materials

Pen and ink and grey wash over pencil

Subjects depicted

Dining; Terminal figures; Wine

Categories

Silver; Designs; English; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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