Silver Matchbox 1904

Designed by John Paul Cooper and made in his Birmingham workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
John Paul Cooper
Dimensions :
3.2 x 6 x 4.2cm
Credit Line :

Silver set with an agate.

Agate was one of the stones that Cooper often chose to use because its concentric markings suggested water.

The lid of this piece is decorated with the same silver mouldings that Cooper used as mounts for his shagreen-covered boxes. They were flat metal strips enriched with twisted silver wire. Clusters of rosette pins cover the joins of the strips and are also used to decorate the mount of the agate stone.

Purchased in 1975.