A George III ormolu three-light candelabrum,
almost certainly designed by James 'Athenian' Stuart and probably supplied by Diederich Nicolaus Anderson, c.1758-1765, the baluster-shaped urn with crisply-cast applied palmettes supporting two scrolled arms and a central sconce with cast and applied foliage, the neck and pedestal base with wrythen fluting, applied floral garlands and guilloché and Vitruvian borders,
32.5cm diameter maximum
This important candelabrum is amongst the earliest examples of English or European neoclassicism. Six pairs of similar candelabra are known to have been supplied to, amongst others, John, 1st Earl Spencer at Spencer House, George, later 1st Baron Lyttelton at Hagley Hall, The Marquess of Rockingham at Wentworth Woodhouse.
Matthew Boulton purchased items from Andersen's stock following his death, including a vase candelabra, elements of which he copied for his own candelabra vases.
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Sold for £11,000
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Auction: 'Let There Be Light' - The Christopher Butterworth Collection, Thu, 21st Apr 2022
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