Two candlesticks from a set of four made during the time when there was no assay office in Birmingham.
Pair of 'Lyon-faced' candlesticks by Matthew Boulton, 17691770
© Soho House
- Silver Dimensions: Height: 32.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,000 ( Total: £19,893)
- Acquired in:
- Partridge Fine Arts
Boulton and Fothergill had to send all their silver to Chester, 72 miles away, to be assayed. The design is said to have been inspired by Boulton's travels in France in 1765 and quickly became very desirable. The other 2 candlesticks are in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
Sir John Nelthorpe; by descent to Executors of Colonel Roger Sutton Nelthrope of Scawby Hall, Lincolnshire; Sotheby's, 2002; Partridge Fine Arts plc.
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