Matthew Boulton Pattern Book by Boulton & Fothergill

Matthew Boulton involved himself in various business ventures, beginning with the firm Boulton & Fothergill.


Details

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
23.3 x 38 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Purchased by Marlborough Rare Books Ltd in Germany circa 1995.

Venue details

Birmingham City Archives Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3HQ 0121 303 4217 www.birmingham.gov.uk/archives

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