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Constructed from Derbyshire Blue-John fluospar and very fine cast and chased ormolu; the stepped square section bases supported on globular feet, pedestals ornamented with elliptical laurel wreath medallions framing profile busts of ‘Cleopatra’; Greek key decorated platforms; over, the urns of waisted form, the torsade bases issuing laurel sprays, having the inset Blue-John draped with swags, and atop, the candle holders.
Birmingham born, polymath businessman, man of science, designer and manufacturer whose many business interests included steam engines (in conjunction with James Watt); and the Royal Mint, and the decorative art fields of silver plate and ormolu, inter alia; a prominent member of The Lunar Society, which may be considered a presager of the ‘Industrial Revolution’.
|Height||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Width||10.50 cm||(4.13 inches)|
|Depth||10.50 cm||(4.13 inches)|