Solon's Illustrated Journal records the present pair, 'Cerceaux', as completed between the 11th of November 1874 and the 11th of January 1875. The margin notes refer to Thomas Mellor assisting with the ornament and Henry Hollins working on the theatrical heads on the verso. Their labour combined with Solon's totals in excess of 36 days. Please see the note to the preceding lot.
Also see the archival index on page 58 for a period photograph of the present lot.