A pair of George III ormolu and marble Candle-Vases by Matth...





A pair of George III ormolu and marble Candle-Vases by Matthew Boulton, c1770, the marble body with copper liner, guilloche rim and draped with laurel, having reversible candle sconce, the square base with festoons and bun feet, 21.5cm h

One of Boulton's earliest types of 'Candle-Vase', examples are recorded with white marble, Blue John, gilt or enamelled copper bodies. The original design from Boulton's Pattern Book No 1, p.170, and a surviving pair are illustrated Goodison (Nicholas) - Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, plates 249 and 250

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Somewhat dirty but in good unrestored condition. Inside one vase the body secured to the foot by a later screw / nut and washer

Auction Date: 8th Mar 2022 at 10am

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