The turned and reeded covers above a waisted section with guilloche borders, the foliate cast arched handles joined by husk swags above a stiff leaf frieze and waisted laurel-wreath socle; the stepped plinths mounted at the angles with ram's head masks and further ribbon-tied husk swags around medallions cast in low relief to each side and depicting classical figures after the antique, each urn with one hand-coloured biscuit cameo, in blue and white and red and white respectively.

Literature: N. Goodison, Matthew Boulton: Ormolu, Christie's London, 2002, p. 115, fig. 80.


  • Provenance

    Acquired by Sir Sydney Barratt from Temple Williams Ltd., London, 15 June 1961 and by descent.


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