Friday, 6 March 2015

Did you know? #17

Did you know that the Museum of Design in Plastics look after the collection of the Worshipful Company of Horners?

You can find out more about the Horners by having a look at their website

The collection comprises over 400 objects and can all be viewed on our website by searching the term WCHL ('Worshipful Company of Horners Loan').  They are with us for an initial period of 7 years and have featured in many of our exhibitions during the time they have been in our care.

Some of my favourite pieces from the Horners objects are:

This loving cup WCHL : 5 was made in 1836.

I like the colours of this large decorative comb WCHL : 319C.

The moulded portrait of King Charles I is so clear on this snuff or tobacco box WCHL : 9.

There are a number of powder horns in the collection but the decoartion on this one WCHL : 26 is full of so much character.

Finally this fish-shaped comb WCHL : 61 from around 1900 is very unusual.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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