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PAIR OF MATTHEW BOULTON VENUS PARFUMERIE VASES ENGLISH CIRCA 1775

Period 18th Century
Creation Date 1775
Description A Matched Pair of Contra. Marble and Ormolu Mounted Venus Vase Perfume Burners 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 of 1778 at Christies Auction there were five Venus vases described as "Venus and Cupid in ormolu, at the tomb of Adonis .Only one found a buyer at a price of £13.10s 0d.

See - Illustrations in Nicholas Goodison - Matthew Boulton Ormolu Pages 355

See- Ronald Phillips Catalogue 2015 ... Page 182 ... "Venus Mourning The Death Of Adonis"

Many were exported from the Birmingham factory and in 1772 the Paris marchand-mercier Charles Raymond Grancher advertises for sale a "Venus weeping at the tomb of Adonis on white marble bases. NOTE: This matched pair, coincidently were purchased in Paris one from the collection of Madame Cheruit Paris.

Height 30cms ... Square 17

Height 12 ins ... Square 6.3/4 ins
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 467635
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