Design and Crafts

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining.

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Caddy Spoon

Silver caddy spoon, probably by Samuel Pemberton, c.1800.

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Case of Culpepper Compound Microscope: drawer with slides

The box contains two sets of slides. The long, flat rectangular boxwood slides were probably produced between… read more »

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Copper gilt button

Image from: Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery A copper gilt button, set with an opaque… read more »

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Culpepper Compound Microscope in case

A tapered, square-based oak case houses the Culpepper Compound Microscope. At its base is a drawer which… read more »

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Culpepper Compound Microscope in case

The Culpepper company was one of the greatest producers of early microscopes. The first compound microscope was… read more »

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James Timmins Chance

Image: James Timmins Chance at the age of 40, from a painting by J.C. Horsley, R A. John… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778

Directions to Mr Boulton for making a Tea Vase. Friend Boulton take these ingots fine From rich… read more »

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Nutmeg Grater

This design is made using a filigree technique.

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Pair of Shoe Buckles

These silver buckles are fitted with steel latchets or fasteners.

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Pair of shoe buckles

These silver buckles have an embossed design and are fitted with steel latchets or fasteners.

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Pearl and blue glass button

Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery A mother-of-pearl button, produced around 1795, and engraved with concentric… read more »

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