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Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C

Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
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  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
  • Antique Brass & Jasperware Desk Set James Howell 19th C
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Price: £1,175.00
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This is a wonderful antique brass and Jasperware mounted desk set, by James Howell, Regent Street, London, Circa 1860 in date.

The suite compromises comprising a stationary casket, an ink blotter, a balance scales and a circular inkwell, each applied with rope twist mounts and engraved anthemions, set with blue jasperware roundels.

This is a highly decorative set which will make a statement once placed on any period desk.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 15 x Width 19 x Depth 11 - Stationary Box

Height 20 x Width 20 x Depth 20 - Inkstand

Height 24 x Width 19 x Depth 2 - for writing

Height 9 x Width 15 x Depth 11 - weigth

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches - Stationary Box

Height 8 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches - Inkstand

Height 9 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 1 inch - for writing

Height 3 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 4 inches - weigth

Jasperware
or jasper ware, is a type of stoneware first developed by Josiah Wedgwood, although some authorities have described it as a type of porcelain. It is noted for its matte finish and is produced in a number of different colours, of which the best known is a pale blue that has become known as 'Wedgwood Blue'. "Jasper" in this context refers to the mineral of that name.

Wedgwood's main designs are jasperware and black basalt. Many of the Wedgwood designs were based on the art of making cameo glass and on the looks of The Portland Vase.
 

Howell James & Company  - were a firm of jewellers and silversmiths, based in Regent Street in London, which operated between 1819 and 1911.

The firm Howell and James was founded in 1819 by James Howell and Isaac James who were originally silk mercers and retail jewellers. The company had premises at 5, 7 and 9 Regent Street and was noted for the variety and quality of its stock. In 1838 James left the business and the partnership then became known as Howell James & Co. By 1865 the firm employed over 140 women, most of whom lived above the shop.

The firm exhibited in London, at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and at the 1862 International Exhibition, and in Paris and the International Exposition of 1867. It sold items by students and designers of the South Kensington School.
At the London exhibitions of 1871 and 1872 the company exhibited jewellery by C.L. Eastlake, M. D. Wyatt, F. Leighton and L. F. Day. The company's 1878 Paris Exhibition stand was designed by Day. In 1889, company employee J. Llewellyn moved to Liberty & Co taking with him exclusive selling rights.
In 1881 the premises were reconstructed and these incorporated art pottery galleries. An exhibition was staged, of architectural faience, produced to the designs of M. B. Adams by of Burmantofts.

In 1884 the company became a limited company and their name changed to Howell & James Ltd.

 

 

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 07645

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