Attributed to John Mayhew British
Attributed to William Ince British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 514

The gilt-bronze rams have been attributed to Matthew Boulton, the one English manufacturer of decorative hardware to escape the anonymity of his colleagues, who lacked guild records to perpetuate their names. Boulton, with his partner John Fothergill, was responsible for an assembly-line production, 1768–1782, covering categories from buttons to vases, on a scale so comprehensive that Josiah Wedgwood deemed him "the most complete manufacturer in England of metal."

Commode, Attributed to John Mayhew (British, 1736–1811), Pine carcase, veneered with satinwood, kingwood, holly, rosewood and other woods; gilt-bronze mounts; Siena marble slab, British

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