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A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRASS ALTARSTICKS
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A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRASS ALTARSTICKS

MID-19TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY A.W.N. PUGIN, POSSIBLY CAST BY HARDMAN OF BIRMINGHAM

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A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRASS ALTARSTICKS
MID-19TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY A.W.N. PUGIN, POSSIBLY CAST BY HARDMAN OF BIRMINGHAM
Later fitted for electricity and mounted on simulated marble bases
61 in. (155 cm.) high (2)
Literature
D. Ogilvy, 'Golden Age', House & Garden, June 1994, p. 114.
M. Wood, John Fowler, Prince of Decorators, London, 2007, p. 158.
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Lot Essay

The architectural form of these candlesticks and the lions to each base conform to a similar documented design by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) and manufactured by John Hardman & Company. The Hardman archive lists a set of six produced in 1846 for a 'J.V.Gandolfi Esq.' at 47s each, 14 2s (see 'A.W.N. Pugin, Master of Gothic Revival', BGC/Yale, 1995, Exhibition Catalogue, no. 75, p. 310).

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