Box (open), made in Edinburgh

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Box (open), made in Edinburgh

This oblong silver box (pictured here open) was made in 1899 by James Pears Hutton, a silversmith in Edinburgh.

The box is set on four ball feet. Both box and and the separate lid are decorated with low relief scenes from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The scenes are variably signed.

James Pears Hutton was active as a silversmith from at least 1862 when he had his shop at 63 New Buildings on North Bridge in Edinburgh. He was influenced by the pre-Raphaelite movement and produced several works notable for their depiction of figures.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-777-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1242
Date: 1898 - 1899
Material: Silver. Inscription: [Edinburgh mark]; R [gothic]; on plinth: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM [in hatched letters]; signatures on scenes: I.P. HUTTON [script] 1898; JAS HUTTON; JAS HUTTON / 1899
Dimensions: 115 mm H x 190 mm L x 140 mm W
What: Box / lid
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Pears Hutton, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
William Shakespeare
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Oblong silver box with a separate lid, decorated with low relief scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", by John Pears Hutton, Edinburgh, 1898 - 1899
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