MATTHEW BOULTON & JOHN FOTHERGILL, CIRCA 1771
MATTHEW BOULTON & JOHN FOTHERGILL, CIRCA 1771
MATTHEW BOULTON & JOHN FOTHERGILL, CIRCA 1771
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MATTHEW BOULTON & JOHN FOTHERGILL, CIRCA 1771

A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU AND BLUE JOHN 'LYRE VASE' PERFUME BURNERS

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MATTHEW BOULTON & JOHN FOTHERGILL, CIRCA 1771
A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU AND BLUE JOHN 'LYRE VASE' PERFUME BURNERS
Each domed lid with pinecone finial, with gadrooned neck above a body mounted with lyres suspending laurel garlands hung from ram's masks, above a double band interspersed with foliate paterae and above a foliate cradle, on a waisted socle and square base, on a cylindrical plinth applied with bucrania draped with garlands, and a stepped base mounted with pierced guilloche bands
12 1⁄4 in. (31 cm.) high
(2)
Provenance
Acquired from Hotspur Ltd., London, July 1971.
Literature
N. Goodison, Ormolu: The Work of Matthew Boulton, London, 1974, pp. 145, 151, pl. 118.
N. Goodison, Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, London, 2002, pp. 342-3, pl. 346.
N. Goodison, 'Matthew Boulton: Ormolu', N. Goodison and R. Kern, Hotspur: Eighty Years of Antiques Dealing, 2004, Cat. 5, p. 106 (illus.).
Exhibited
London, Osterley House (Victoria and Albert Museum), Arts Council, The Age of Neo-Classicism, 1972.

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