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Matthew Boulton (Attributed)

Antique English 18th Century Matthew Boulton Venus Vase Ormolu Parfumerie

Origin England
Period 18th Century
Materials Ormolu.
Condition Excellent Condition Unusually Without Any Replacements.
Creation Date 1775
Description Matthew Boulton

England c.1775.

A White Marble and Ormolu Mounted Venus Vase Perfume Burner by Matthew Boulton. According to Nicholas Goodison the Venus Vase proved a very popular product mainly used as a model for clocks though some were made as perfume burners. In a sale at Christies in 1778 there were five Venus vases described as "Venus and Cupid in ormoulu , at the Tomb of Adonis. Only one found a buyer at a price of 13 10s 0d.
Many were exported and in 1772 the Paris marchand-mercier Charles Raymond Grancher advertises for sale a "Venus weeping at the tomb of Adonis on a white marble base.
Coincidently this one was purchased in Paris. Possibly the same.

Provenance
Private Collection. Paris.

Literature: See Nicholas Goodison Book on Matthew Boulton Page 355 Illustration 360
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 353220
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