• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    A VICTORIAN BRASS ALTAR PRICKET

    DESIGNED BY A.W.N. PUGIN FOR J. HARDMAN & CO., CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN BRASS ALTAR PRICKET
    DESIGNED BY A.W.N. PUGIN FOR J. HARDMAN & CO., CIRCA 1850
    Of typical form, the central roundel with a pierced fleur-de-lys on a circular base with three paw feet
    19¾ in. (50.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Probably supplied to Colonel Robert Myddelton Biddulph (d.1872) for the newly-completed Pugin-designed corridor in the Family or East wing at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Denbighshire.
    Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Christie's House Sale, 21 June 2004, lot 412.
    The Best of British - Design from the 19th and 20th Centuries - Paul Reeves: The Auction, Sotheby's, London, 20 March 2009, lot 5.