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A pair of gilt-bronze candlesticks, 19th century, relating to designs by Boulton and Fothergill
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421
A pair of gilt-bronze candlesticks, 19th century, relating to designs by Boulton and Fothergill
Estimate
8,00012,000
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A pair of gilt-bronze candlesticks, 19th century, relating to designs by Boulton and Fothergill

Catalogue Note

The nozzle, lower section of the term and base of the present pair of candlesticks are taken from a design for a silver ‘lyon-faced’ candlestick from Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill’s Pattern Book I, p. 41, which probably dates to the 1770s[1].

A set of four of the same model, catalogued as French or English, sold Sotheby’s London, Important French Furniture and Clocks, 15 June 1990, lot 71 (£64,000)[2].

[1] Goodison, N., Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, London, 2002, pp. 67 and 187, figs. 16 and 133.

[2] One of the set is illustrated Bourne, J. and Brett, V., Lighting in the Domestic Interior, London, 1991, p.106, fig. 337.

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