Description & Technical information

A pair of George III 'new cavern vein' blue john Cleopatra candle vases, most Cleopatra vases by Boulton feature stone or glass panels behind the medallions of Ceres. Only a few examples with entire ormolu bases exist.

Date:  1775
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Blue John
Dimensions: 23 x 1.5 x 10.5 cm (9 x 0⁵/₈ x 4¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, England.
Private collection, New York, USA.
Literature: Hotspur golden jubilee 1924-1974, pl. 8;
Mallett, The Age of Matthew Boulton - Masterpieces of Neo-classicism, 2000, p. 70;
Nicholas Goodison, Matthew Boulton-Ormolu, London 2002, p. 330, ill. 330.
Categories: Works of Art