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2006an1423 jpg l

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Acquired in 1985 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Hands, John
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
1845-08-28
date_start
1845-08-28
date_text
1845 (design registered)
descriptive_line
1st of pair of curtain tie-backs, in the form of hand holding leaves
dimensions
Height: 8 cm, Width: 15 cm, Depth: 25.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 123
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Design registered, 28/08/1845. Made in Birmingham by the firm of John Hands
id
9360
label
British Galleries: These decorative household items were fixed to the walls and used to hold the curtains flat when drawn back from the windows. As with cast iron, cast brass could be easily copied by taking moulds. Registering designs allowed the original designer or maker to take legal action against anyone copying their designs. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:50:34.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:50:34.000Z
latitude
52.478588
location
British Galleries, room 123, case 7
longitude
-1.9086
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Brass
museum_number
M.29&A-1985
museum_number_token
m291985
object_number
O78530
object_type
Curtain tie backs
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
Birmingham
primary_image_id
2006AN1423
production_note
Made in Birmingham by the firm of John Hands
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type In the 19th century, during the day, the long heavy curtains in the drawing room or dining room were tied back in the window cornices to allow as much light as possible into the room. Special ornamental hooks were designed for this purpose. Registration Marks In 1842 a new system of registration for patents and inventions was introduced. This gave the holder of the patent for a new design protection for three years. From 1842 to 1883 a diamond-shaped mark was stamped on all registered wares. Various letters and numbers stamped within the mark indicated the material from which it was made (metal or ceramic) and the month and year when the design was registered. A record was kept by the Patent Office showing the design and giving the name and address of the manufacturer who first registered the design. From 1842 to 1867 the letter indicating the year of manufacture was stamped at the top of the diamond; from 1868 to 1883 the year was stamped to the right. Maker By referring to a table which gives the letter corresponding to a given year, it is possible to find out the date of manufacture, and by looking at the register for that year, the name and address of the manufacturer. This design was registered in August 1845 by John Hands of Prospect Row, Birmingham, who was a brass founder. The objects are described in the register as 'metal ornaments to be fixed on the end of window cornices'. After 1883 a registered number was stamped on the item, corresponding to a year sequence.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
curtain-tie-backs-hands-john
sys_updated
2014-08-14T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1845
year_start
1845