Henry Hugh Armstead, R.A. 1828 - 1905
Design for the 'Memory tazza'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Design for the 'Memory tazza'
pen and ink over pencil on pale blue laid paper, 322 X 204 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2731
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A detailed design for the 'Memory Tazza' made by Hancocks, a jewellery and silversmithing firm in London (established 1849). During the 1850s and 60s Armstead provided numerous designs for this company and also for Hunt and Roskell.

The design features a finial in the form of a crouching female figure in a contemplative pose at the top of a shallow, tazza-style cup decorated with foliate design and pilasters on the base. The design was lightly drawn in pencil first, the artist then drawing over most of the design in greater detail in pen and ink. There is also a line drawn down the centre of the sheet, to assist the artist in producing a symmetrical design.


Design for the 'Memory tazza'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
Click here to order image/reproduction rights
 
Design for the 'Memory tazza'
pen and ink over pencil on pale blue laid paper, 322 X 204 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2731
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