Matthew Boulton involved himself in various business ventures, beginning with the firm Boulton & Fothergill.
Matthew Boulton Pattern Book by Boulton & Fothergill, c. 1788
© Birmingham City Archives
- Paper Dimensions: 23.3 x 38 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
- Marlborough Rare Books
The firm's business operated on two main sites, the manufactory at Soho in Handsworth and premises in the centre of Birmingham, where this pattern book is believed to have come from. The articles manufactured included buttons, buckles, silver and plated ware, ormolu and clocks. The pattern book is one of only seven still in their original format.
Purchased by Marlborough Rare Books Ltd in Germany circa 1995.
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