VENUS MOURNING THE DEATH OF ADONIS  (4480331)
VENUS MOURNING THE DEATH OF ADONIS  (4480331)

VENUS MOURNING THE DEATH OF ADONIS (4480331)

c. 1775 England

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A George III ormolu mounted white marble ‘Venus vase perfume burner’ by Matthew Boulton.

Matthew Boulton originally used a slightly different version of the Venus figure. Josiah Wedgwood, with whom Boulton was in close business contact, criticised the quality of the casting and modelling of the first version, which may have prompted Boulton to adjust and remodel it. The Boulton sketchbook, however, shows only one version. The ormolu urn is of later date.

A Venus vase perfume burner is in the collection at Syon House, Middlesex.
Nicholas Goodison, Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, 2002, pp. 354-6, illus. 359-61.
Dimensions
Height 30.00 cm (11.81 inches)
Width 17.50 cm (6.89 inches)
Depth 17.50 cm (6.89 inches)
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(4480331)
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