Perfume burner (one of a pair)

Matthew Boulton British
and James Fothergill

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

Called "sphinx" vases, the sphinx supports were probably based on a design by Sir William Chambers (1723–1796), architect to George III, who supplied Boulton with several models for gilt bronze in 1770.

Perfume burner (one of a pair), Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham), Derbyshire spar, tortoiseshell, and wood; Carrara marble base, gilded brass mounts, gilded copper liner, British, Soho near Birmingham

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