Wing figured vases were extremely desirable in the late 18th century for fashionable interiors; buyers included the Prince of Wales, and Tsar Paul I.
Pair of wing figured vases by Matthew Boulton, c. 1772
© Soho House
- Opaque white glass, white marble base & ormolu
- 37.5 x 39.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £60,000 ( Total: £103,750)
- Acquired in:
- Hotspur Ltd
This pair are rare survivors as glass is much more vulnerable than marble or blue john.
Bukowski, 1986; Galbraith; Partridge, 1987; Sir Emmanuel Kaye; Christie's, 2001; Hotspur Ltd.
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