A GEORGE V SILVER-PLATED FACTORY-FORM DESK SET
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A GEORGE V SILVER-PLATED FACTORY-FORM DESK SET

CIRCA 1912

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A GEORGE V SILVER-PLATED FACTORY-FORM DESK SET
Circa 1912
Formed as a scale model of James Upton Printers, the shingled roofs detaching to reveal wood lined compartments, with engraved presentation plaque, set on rectangular wood base, apparently unmarked
The base 24in. (61cm.) long
Provenance
Badger & Jackal, 1981
The FORBES Magazine Collection
Exhibited
The Morality of Immortality, The Forbes Collection
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Lot Essay

James Upton established a print works bearing his name in 1852 in Birmingham, on Cambridge Street. Also known as the Baskerville Works, the firm specialized in the production of theatrical posters. This model of the Cambridge Street factory was presented to James Baskerville Upton, the grandson of the founder of the firm, who remained with the firm until his death in 1947.
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