Jewellery, Decorative and Toy Trades

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A Watch Maker

Image from: The Book of Trades or Library of the Useful Arts, 1806 Image donated by: Birmingham Central… read more »

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Advertisement: Kendall and Son, Perfumers, Cabinet Case Makers, and Importers of Foreign Fancy Merchandise, London

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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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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Droz Segmental Collar

At his Soho Mint, Matthew Boulton pioneered the striking of coins within collars, thus ensuring a uniformity… read more »

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Enamel Box

Les Amusements Champetres engraved by B.Audran (1678-1772) after Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Lid of oblong box, transfer printed… read more »

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Enamel Box – Side

Children as Arts. Side of oblong box, transfer printed in grey on white enamel. Birmingham, 1765-1770.

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Enamel Box – Side

Children as Arts. Side of oblong box, transfer printed in grey on white enamel. Birmingham, 1765-1770.

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Matthew Boulton’s Soho Works, Iron Foundry and House at Soho near Birmingham, 1801

Stebbing Shaw’s The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire (1798 and 1801) is a major source not only for the… 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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Silversmiths and Silverware in late 18th and early 19th century Birmingham

Image: Silver caddy spoon, probably by Samuel Pemberton, c.1800. The delicate design is created by a filigree technique… read more »

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Snuff Box

This silver item has a restrained floral design around the edges of the box.

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Snuff Box

This silver box is engraved with a bright-cut decoration, similar in design to several Samuel Pemberton toothpick… read more »

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Snuff Box

Inside view of Tortoiseshell snuff box, which is particularly suitable for piqué work (inlaid gold) with its… read more »

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Taking Snuff

Image: Portrait of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, on the inside of an Enamel snuff box celebrating… read more »

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The Orgins of the Corkscrew

Image: Two Corkscrews Manufactured by Charles Hull, Birmingham c. 1865 Patent Power Corkscrew The Simplest Out! Well adapted… read more »

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Toothpick box

The hidden hinge and decorative features are typical of neo-classical designs.

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Vinaigrette

The image of a hare hiding in reeds derives from a hunting scene in a vignette produced… read more »

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Vinaigrette

This image shows the inside of the vinaigrette. The outside shows an image of a hare hiding… read more »

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Vinaigrette

This image shows the intricate inside of a vinaigrette based on the design of a watch case.

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