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A pair of Regency ormolu and cut glass two-light candelabra
circa 1815, probably by John Blades
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
265
A pair of Regency ormolu and cut glass two-light candelabra
circa 1815, probably by John Blades
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Regency ormolu and cut glass two-light candelabra
circa 1815, probably by John Blades

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 23 April 1998, lot 7, £11,500.

Literature

Comparative Literature: A pair of cut-glass and gilt-bronze candelabra attributed to Blades with similarities to the present lot is illustrated in Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interior , 1991, p.170, pl. 570.

Catalogue Note

John Blades, glass maker to King George III was one of the leading glass makers at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century. He is first recorded in 1783 trading from premises at 5 Ludgate Hill, where he continued in business until his death in 1829 ( cf. Howard Coutts, 'London Cut-Glass, The Work of John Blades and Messrs. Jones,' Antique Collecting, vol. 22, NO.2, June 1987, pp.22-24).

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