- A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU MOUNTED BLUE JOHN CANDLE VASES BY MATTHEW BOULTON
English, circa 1770
Height: 13 ¾ in; 35 cm
Width: 8 ½ in; 21.5 cm
Depth: 3 ½ in; 9 cm
Price Range: £100,000.00 +
Matthew Boulton produced most vases of this model as perfume burners. Few pairs were fitted with candle arms like this version.
The bodies were usually made of white marble or blue john, whilst the socles were generally made of white marble. A version like this entirely made in blue john is extremely unusual.
Maharaja Bahadur, Sir Prodyot Coomer Tagore KCIE, Bengal, India.
Private collection, London, England.
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