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Pair of candelabra perfume burners

Maker:
Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham)
Maker:
and James Fothergill (died 1782)
Date:
ca. 1770
Culture:
British, Soho near Birmingham
Medium:
Derbyshire spar, gilt bronze, wood, copper
Dimensions:
Overall (.1631, wt. confirmed): 23 3/4 × 18 1/4 × 8 3/4 in., 26 lb. (60.3 × 46.4 × 22.2 cm, 11.8 kg); Overall (.1632, wt. confirmed): 23 3/4 × 19 × 8 1/2 in., 26 lb. (60.3 × 48.3 × 21.6 cm, 11.8 kg)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1631, .1632
Not on view
A candelabrum of this design sold in 1771 was described in the sale catalogue as "a large vase of radix amethysti and or moulu lined with silver and perforated for insence with four branches for candles, supported by two caryatids standing on an ornamented ebeny plinth."
Duchess of Kent (until 1947; sale, Christie's, London, March 12–14, 1947, lot 314; sold to Partridge); [ Partridge (in 1947) ] ; [ Christie, Manson and Woods (in 1956; sale, various properties: sale catalogue of objects of art and clocks, Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd., London, June 7, 1956, lot 8) ]; Irwin Untermyer (by 1962–64; to MMA)
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