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Title Design for Ewer and dish in silver, Goldsmiths´ Hall 1883
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1883
Extended Description Detail of dish. Oval design with full floral decoration.
Id Number Current Accession F.131.3
Id Number Current Repository 1336
Inscription Recto - As title and "Wm Rd Lethaby, 20 Calthorpe Street, WC" (in pencil). "See developed detail of rim on other sheet"; "Detail of dish: to be of silver repousse the ground gilt the rim of the gadroon and flutes alternately and pierced in the spandrils as shown"; "Pegasus No1". All in ink, unless otherwise stated.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 496 x 637 mm (board)
Material Pencil, pen and brown ink and black ink with watercolour on paper.
Notes Design for Silverware competition at the Goldsmiths' Hall. Lethaby entered the competition three years running (1882-84). This is part of his 1883 entry which won him a £35 prize, the year in which he used the pseudonym "Pegasus".
Object Notes Detail of the dish from Lethaby's 1883 entry into the Goldsmiths' competition "Ewer and dish in silver2; featuring foliate motifs, highlights and colouring with watercolours. ObjectItem.Notes and specifications in Lethaby's hand. Again the influence of 16th century Anglo-Flemish traditions are apparent. See also F.131.1 and F,131.2 (which is referred to by Lethaby in the inscriptions).
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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