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Antique English 18th Century Matthew Boulton Venus Vase Ormolu Parfumerie

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  • 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.

    Private Collection. Paris.

    Literature: See Nicholas Goodison Book on Matthew Boulton Page 355 Illustration 360
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Ormolu.
    Condition: Excellent Condition Unusually Without Any Replacements.
    Creation Date: 1775
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 353220
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