A Pair of Blue John Cassettes by Matthew Boulton
A Pair of Blue John Cassettes by Matthew Boulton

MATTHEW BOULTON FRS (1728-1809)

A Pair of Blue John Cassettes by Matthew Boulton

c. 1775 England

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A Pair of Blue John Cassettes By Matthew Boulton

Constructed in gilt bronze and Derbyshire Blue-John fluospar; the square bases are supported on ball feet, the ovoid bodies enwrapped with swags and garlands, with conical covers; reversible to form a pair of candlesticks.
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Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) is rightly recognised as the pre-eminent English manufacturer of ormolu and objets de luxe in the late 18th century. Often incorporating highly prized specimens of bluejohn or 'radix amythisti', his production of ormolu flourished throughout the 1770s, attracting many notable clients and patrons and making his 'manufactory' a place of pilgrimage for fashionable society.
Dimensions
Height 21.00 cm (8.27 inches)
Diameter 21.00 (8.27 inches)
Stock Code
8368
Medium
gilt bronze, bluejohn fluospar
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