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image SM Adam volume 25/134

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SM Adam volume 25/134


[21] Design for a tureen, 1779; it is not known if this design was executed


Elevation of a tureen, with a socle base ornamented with anthemia enclosed within scrolled hearts, and unlobed acanthus leaves, and with a body ornamented with enclosed rosettes, festoons of bell flowers, and sinuous handles, and with a lid ornamented with gadrooning


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Design of a Turine for His Grace / The Duke of Northumberland

Signed and dated

  • 04/03/1779
    Adelphi / 4t. March 1779.

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (362 x 258)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 42
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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