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Title Design for a salad bowl, Goldsmiths´ Hall competition 1882
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1882
Extended Description Full profile sketch featuring lid and bowl with lizards in decoration around rim.
Id Number Current Accession F.130.1
Id Number Current Repository 1329
Inscription Recto - As title and - "The Band to be repousse and chased, attached separately the 4 lizards cast and attached to border. The bottom inside to be engraved."
Location Creation Site London (probably 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 638 x 506 mm (board)
Material Pen and black ink on wove paper, mounted on thick card-board.
Notes Signed with the "Vive La Renaissnace" pseudonym used by Lethaby in 1882 for his entry in to the Goldsmiths' Hall competition. He entered the competition three years running (1882-84) and won prizes for two of those, this being one of them. (He won between £10 and £15, sources vary). See also F.130.2 and .4 and F.130.3.1 and .2 (his other entries in 1882)
Object Notes Drawing which shows the section of Lethaby's design for a salad bowl in silver, with notes, specifications in Lethaby's hand. Design at bottom inside of bowl which was to be "engraved", a pattern of roses, other flowers and foliage and a shield with lion motif (central). A band of roses and small dragons to run around the side. Again, the influence of 16th century Anglo-Flemish work is apparent.
Object References (re. Goldsmiths')
Relation Exhibition Object Lessons, London, London Institute W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Exhibition: 1990.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby (
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawing
Work Type Fine Art



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