A pair of ormolu mounted blue enamel candle vases attributed to Matthew Boulton
Lot 105
A pair of George III ormolu mounted blue enamel candle vases attributed to Matthew Boulton
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of George III ormolu mounted blue enamel candle vases
attributed to Matthew Boulton
The reversible leaf-cast sconces revealing partially blue enamelled candle sconces with leaf-cast nozzles, the swag-decorated bodies above foliate cast waisted stems, on square plinths further decorated with swags and with ball feet, 7cm wide, 21cm high (2.5" wide, 8" high).

Footnotes

  • An almost identical pair of candle vases sold Christie's London, November 24, 2004, lot 120, and a further closely related pair with ormolu bodies Bonham's, London, July 3, 2012, lot 55. The later pair are of a very similar model to those illustrated in Nicholas Goodison, Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, 2002, p. 291, pl. 248, sold Christie's London, 6 July 1995, lot 5. The offered lot also closely relates to Boulton's pattern for a candlestick vase illustrated Ibid., pl. 250. Other comparable examples include a pair with laurel drapery swags similar to those here (see Nicholas Goodison, Ormolu: The Work of Matthew Boulton, 1974, pl. 115).
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