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Title Design for a silver fruit dish, Goldsmiths´ Hall competition 1882
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1882
Extended Description Circular dish design with floral decoration around rim.
Id Number Current Accession F.130.2
Id Number Current Repository 1330
Inscription Recto - As title, and "Wm Rd Lethaby, 20 Calthorpe Street, London" and "The wide border to be pierced and chased "; signed with "Vive la Renaissance" pseudonym. All in pen except address, which is in pencil.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 636 x 506 mm (board)
Material Pen and black ink (now drab green) and some watercolour on laid paper.
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.130.4 and F.130.3.1 and .2 (his other entries in 1882).
Object Notes Design for a fruit dish in silver, with the lion inhabited shield in the centre (see also F.130.1). Elaborate design, influenced by 16th century Anglo-Flemish tarditions; featuring flower motifs and decorative foliage. Bottom right corner has been filled in or highlighted with watercolour.
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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