Design for Hilt by John Phillp

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Date:1790 - 1810 (c.)

Description:This pen and ink design for a hilt is inscribed LBV and Volunteers. It is from the Phillp album, a collection of watercolours and sketches by John Phillp (c.1778-1815). Phillp may have been Matthew Boulton's son but the evidence is inconclusive. He was born in Falmouth, Cornwall and came to Soho in 1793. Boulton paid for William Hollins to teach him architectural drawing in 1795. During his time at Soho he produced designs for silver, plate, medals and tokens.

Conservation and cleaning had to be undertaken on the album before it could be scanned and this was carried out as part of the Digital Handsworth Project.

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Image courtesy of: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Donor ref:BM&AG 2003 0031 172 (16/7129)

Source: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ,  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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