Candlestick, inkstand & two swords by Various artists

Silver chamber candlestick, silver-plated inkstand, and two swords.

Details

Medium:
Silver; steel
Dimensions:
Various
Acquired in:
1992
Bequeathed by:
George Holt through The Art Fund

Part of a collection of 297 works distributed to 11 public collections including 3 in Liverpool. A connoisseur and patron of the arts on Merseyside, and a generous supporter of the Art Fund, George Paimer Holt (1910-1990) played an influential role in the management of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and was a Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside at the end of his life. As a member of the leading Liverpool ship-owning family who founded the Blue Funnel Line and the grandson of Liverpool's First Lord Mayor, he was able to present very effectively the case for the arts to the business community on Merseyside.

Provenance

George Holt.

Venue details

Museum of Lancashire Stanley Street, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 4YP 01772 534075 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free to all

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