One of a pair of candlesticks, Boulton & Fothergill, 1768
Image from: Birmingham Assay Office.
An example of the earliest of Matthew Boulton’s silver items, hallmarked in Chester, before the creation of Birmingham Assay Office in 1773. These candlesticks were designed in the intricate rococo manner and based on a candlestick by the French artists Nicholas Dumée and Francis Butty. Dumée may have worked at Soho from 1768 to 1773. The nozzles are of Sheffield Plate.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »