Very rare despite have been made in Birmingham.
A pair of ormolu perfume burners by Matthew Boulton, 1771
© Soho House
- 22 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,500 ( Total: £64,625)
- Acquired in:
- John Whitehead
The central vase shaped burner is decorated with three ideal busts with wings, leading down to the stems, at the bottom of which are birds claws as feet.
Not known, but the pair has been in France since the early nineteenth century.
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