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Pair of candelabra

Maker:
Attributed to Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham)
Date:
second half 18th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Bronze-gilt, Derbyshire spar
Dimensions:
.1) H. 18 1/16 x W. 13 1/4 in. (45.9 x 33.7 cm); .2) H. 17 13/16 x W. 14 3/8 in. (45.2 x 36.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1955
Accession Number:
55.148.1a–h, .2a–h
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 515
One of the materials often used by Boulton and Fothergill's metalwork manufactory was Derbyshire spar, also known as Blue John, a type of fluorite mined near Castleton in Derbyshire.
Lady Bateman , Oakley Hall, Eye, Suffolk (until d. 1919; sale, Christie's, London, July 10, 1919, no. 63; sold to E. Simmons); E. Simmons (from 1919) ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1955; to MMA)
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