Description & Technical information

Each vase retains the original gilding. The lids are reversible, turning each lidded vase into a candlestick. The drawing for the vase can be found in Boulton and Fothergill’s ‘Pattern Book I’.

This pair of vases is one of only a handful of pairs known to exist. Two pairs are in a collection in Ireland, and one is in a collection in California, USA.

Date:  1775
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Ormolu mounted
Dimensions: 23 x 13.5 x 7 cm (9 x 5³/₈ x 2³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Two pairs are in a collection in Ireland, and one is in a collection in California, USA.

Literature: Nicholas Goodison, Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, 2002, p. 318, illus. 309.

Categories: Furniture