Design for a book binding including straps and bosses for a prayer book for Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope

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RIBApix ref no RIBA94363
Architect/DesignerBurges, William (1827-1881)
Artist/PhotographerBurges, William (1827-1881)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1863
Image Date1863
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceSD181 f.8
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: These designs are found in Burges's album of designs labelled 'Orfevrerie domestique'. The prayer book with this binding is in the National Museum of Wales (NMW A 51690) and described as "mounted in ivory and studded with silver-gilt Tudor rosettes with jewel-like enamelling. The central rosette is embellished with a fantastical beast and the others are personalized with the initials A H and I H. The binding has two clasps, each in the form of a stylized dragon with a shield bearing the Hope coat of arms and family motto."

Subject tags

metalwork, book design