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Basic Information

Accession Number:1946M70
Collection:Applied Art - Metalwork
Date:1762 c - 1775 c

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Boulton & Fothergill - View history


Boulton & Fothergill created a number of products at the Soho Manufactory but they were best known for their ormolu mounts. Boulton received patronage from many members of the nobility including the Royal family.Boulton's diary records that in 1772 Sir Harbord Harbord wanted '1 pair of ures such as are proper for the gods to drink necter'.

Purchased with the bequest fund of the late T D F Evans.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Blue john, with ormolu.
Material(s):Bluejohn (fluorspar)
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:48.5 cm
Width:21 cm
Depth:13 cm

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