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Design - Design for a Marmalade-pot
  • Design for a Marmalade-pot
    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873
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Design for a Marmalade-pot

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1847 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190

Physical description

Design for a marmalade-pot without a lid with decoration consisting of flowering orange blossom plants and possibly an embossed base. Pen and ink and wash on paper, stuck into an album of designs for walking stick and door handles, cutlery, glass vessels, stained glass, book covers and clasps. Tear on the right hand side of the paper.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1847 (designed)


Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'WHR / Dec.5 1847 / Engraved for the Art-Union Journal 1848'
Textual information; on either side of the design; hand written; ink

'MARMALADE / the ornamentations founded upon the orange blossom'
Textual information; On the pot and up the left side of the design; handwritten; ink


Height: 13.1 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: 'These book illustrations are part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476:

'It is extraordinarily rare to have this kind of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'

Descriptive line

Design for a marmalade-pot without a lid, by William Harry Rogers, pen and ink, Great Britain, 1847

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

Houfe, Simon 'The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists.' Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, Antique Collectors' Club, revised 1981 437 p. ISBN 0902028731
Ball, Douglas 'Victorian Publishers' Bindings'. London: The Library Association, 1985. 90 p. and 155 p.
Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 223 p. ISBN 0859641392


Paper; Ink; Wash



Subjects depicted

Blossom; Jam pots




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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