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William Kilburn seaweed glasses case with lens cloth

£12.50

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William Kilburn was one of the UK’s leading craftsmen in the 18th century. His block-printed cottons were coveted by Queen Charlotte and his work sold for as much as a guinea per yard. Kilburn was admired, imitated, and later pirated – and it's easy to see why. Our glasses case features an elegant Seaweed print taken from a textile design by William Kilburn. Superbly detailed, this case is a safe (and stylish!) way to carry your specs. 

Sold with a matching lens cloth. 

Created exclusively for the V&A.

Dimensions

16cm x 7cm x 6.5cm

Product code

154483

DELIVERY

  • UK standard delivery £5 (FREE on orders £35 and over*)
  • Europe standard delivery £20
  • Rest of the world standard delivery £30

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About the artist

William Kilburn

William Kilburn was a botanical illustrator and textile designer born in Dublin in 1745. He was apprenticed to a cotton and linen printer in Dublin before moving to London and starting to sell his own designs. He later purchased a calico printing factory at Wallington in Surrey and produced his own work. He went on to be the most famous designer of block-printed cottons in the 18th century, he created exquisitely detailed designs featuring superbly realised flowers and plants. The V&A holds a unique document dating from 1790, the Kilburn Album, featuring more than 200 of his watercolour textile designs.