Pair of wing figured vases by Matthew Boulton

Wing figured vases were extremely desirable in the late 18th century for fashionable interiors; buyers included the Prince of Wales, and Tsar Paul I.

Details

Medium:
Opaque white glass, white marble base & ormolu
Dimensions:
37.5 x 39.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£60,000 ( Total: £103,750)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Hotspur Ltd

This pair are rare survivors as glass is much more vulnerable than marble or blue john.

Artists include

Provenance

Bukowski, 1986; Galbraith; Partridge, 1987; Sir Emmanuel Kaye; Christie's, 2001; Hotspur Ltd.

Venue details

Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho

Entry details

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