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Mackintosh Art, Design and Architecture Collection

  • MC
  • Collection
  • c1891-2018

Items in The Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh collection include: furniture, watercolours, drawings, architectural drawings, design drawings, sketchbooks, metalwork and photographs.The majority of Mackintosh's three-dimensional work wa...

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

Planter with stand

Large unglazed ceramic planter with opague glazed decorative relief on the front and a black/brown glazed top. 7 small holes in the bottom. Short, unglazed ceramic stand. The body is narrower and darker in colour. These ceramics were in the librar...

Leckie, Alexander

Decorative leatherwork display case

Wooden display case of decorative leatherwork by P. Wylie Davidson showing examples of materials and techniques. Back of case has GSA label "Leatherwork. 'B', 19.1.58". Back of case also has list of "educational notes"...

Davidson, Peter Wylie

Pink and black embroidery display

Framed display of pink and black embroidery with beading, with engraved title "Samples and Examples by Anne Knox Arthur, The Glasgow School of Art". Includes label "Embroidery C_Black and Pink" and instruction on back of frame....

Arthur, Anne Knox

Collection of 31 pottery fragments

Group of 31 glazed and gilded pottery fragments from Persia/Egypt/Syria. Includes imagery of ornamental designs, figures, animals, and Arabic/Cufic lettering. May have been collected and given to the school by William Matthew Flinders Petrie in th...

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Leatherwork display case

Wooden display case of leatherwork by P. Wylie Davidson showing examples of techniques. Back of case has GSA label "Leatherwork. 'C', 19.1.58". Due to information in archival documentation, display case can be dated pre-1943.

Davidson, Peter Wylie

Ceramic sarcophagus cast

Hollow sarcophagus cast with relief pattern of animals and figures. Dark yellow glaze over exterior. White, unglazed interior. '14-103' handwritten in black on bottom right corner.

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Large blue ornamental vase with lid

Large and wide white ornamental vase with light and dark blue hand-painted floral patterns. Hand-painted bands of designs along the mouth and the bottom. Has a lid with several hand-painted bands of light and dark blue patterns. '18-24' ...

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Embroidered panel

Similar panels appear in Mackintosh's drawings of the east wall of the principal bedroom at The Hill House although it is not certain when they were installed there as early photographs taken in 1904 do not show them. The panels appear to be ...

Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald

Embroidered panel

Similar panels appear in Mackintosh's drawings of the east wall of the principal bedroom at The Hill House although it is not certain when they were installed there as early photographs taken in 1904 do not show them. The panels appear to be ...

Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald

Papers of Liz Arthur relating to Robert Stewart, artist and designer

  • DC 062
  • Collection
  • c1950-2004

This collection contains the research materials of Liz Arthur used in writing 'Robert Stewart : Design 1946 - 95'.It includes: copies of press cuttings and ephemera relating to Robert Stewartcorrespondence and notes relating to the book ...

Arthur, Liz

Art, Design and Architecture collection

  • NMC
  • Collection
  • 13th century to early 21st century

Artworks, design pieces and architectural designs related to Glasgow School of Art staff and students.Items include oil paintingssilk screen printslithograph printsprintsphotographssketchessketch booksdrawingswatercolourscollagemetalwork, sculptur...

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China tea service

Part set of painted china tea service. Orange lustre-glaze over flower paintings on white china blanks. Lustreware is a type of pottery or porcelain (china) with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence due to the metallic oxides in t...

Macbeth, Ann

Memorial to Eugene Bourdon

Inscribed: Centre panels, top to bottom: 1. R F/Pro Patria. 3. To the honoured memory of Capitaine Eugene Bourdon, Professor of Architecture in this School, who fell in action on the Somme, July 1st 1916. 4. Amour sacre de la patrie conduis, souhe...

Bell, Robert Anning

Ceramic tile

This item was damaged in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was assessed by a conservator but no conservation work was deemed possible. Figure on horseback, facing right.

Navy and green embroidery display

Framed display of navy and green embroidery with beading, with engraved title "Samples and Examples by Anne Knox Arthur, The Glasgow School of Art". Includes label "Embroidery A_Navy and Green" and instruction on back of frame....

Arthur, Anne Knox

Large red vase

Large red glazed ceramic vase with red marking on bottom "GSA 581". Due to information in a 1958 inventory, vase can be dated pre-1958. It may be a student piece or could have been bought and used as a teaching aid.

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Enamel display case

Display case showing techniques of enamelling, step by step examples, and materials used. Due to information in archival documentation, display case can be dated pre-1943. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd...

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Large wavy bowl

Gray ceramic wavy bowl with incised circular designs. Possible engraved initials "AT" (artist's variant name is Anne J Taylor) and date "24/8/80" engraved on bottom.

Pickard, Baajie

Shallow bowl with small handles

Ceramic bowl with small handles. Dark brown glaze on the outside and turquoise glaze on the inside with a circular pattern. Engraved marking on bottom - "ST" (creator's initials) and another marking of a circle with an X over it (ma...

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

Egg cup with wide base

Glazed ceramic egg cup with wide base. Turquoise glaze on inside and brown glaze on outside of egg cup. Brown and black glaze on base with band of tan, raised balls of clay. Engraved marking on bottom - "ST" (creator's initials) and...

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

Open necked blue vase

Open necked blue glazed ceramic vase with hand-painted white decorative patterns. Bottom of vase has engraved marking "ST" (creator's initials) and another engraved marking of a circle with an X through it (maker's mark).

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

Large bowl with brown underglaze

Large bowl with blue and black hand-painted, floral pattern on inside and brown underglaze. Green and brown glaze cover the outside of the bowl. Signed 'Sinclair' on the bottom along with the marking 'ST' (creator's initia...

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

Square bowl

Blue glazed ceramic square bowl with white glaze decorative design on inside. Engraved marking on bottom and side - "ST" (creator's initials) and another marking of a circle with an X over it (maker's mark).

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

Small vase with green swirls

Small glazed ceramic vase with green swirls pattern. Simple green band around the mouth. Engraved marking on bottom - "ST" (creator's initials) and another marking of a circle with an X over it (maker's mark).

Thomson, Robert Sinclair

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