Description & Technical information

Matthew Boulton produced most vases of this model as perfume burners. Few pairs were fitted with candle arms like this version.
The bodies were usually made of white marble or blue john, whilst the socles were generally made of white marble. A version like this entirely made in blue john is extremely unusual.

Date:  1770
Period:  George III, 18th century
Origin:  English
Medium: Blue John, Ormolu
Dimensions: 35 x 21.5 x 9 cm (13³/₄ x 8¹/₂ x 3¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Maharaja Bahadur, Sir Prodyot Coomer Tagore KCIE, Bengal, India.
Private collection, London, England.
Categories: Furniture