Lot n° 226
1000 - 1200
Result with fees
: 3 993EUR
Chased and gilded bronze writing case stylizing... - Lot 226 - Coutau-Bégarie
Chased and gilded bronze writing case stylizing a vase in the antique style. The lid formed by a bell discovers a candlestick, the silvered metal basin. The lateral holds with lions' heads forming respectively an inkwell and an hourglass. The square base is decorated with a drawer.
Work attributed to Matthew Boulton (1728-1809).
England around 1780.
Size : 21.5 cm
Matthew Boulton was born in 1728 in Birmingham, he is a famous British industrialist associated with the engineer James
Watt. Son of a manufacturer of small metal objects specialized in the brooches, the young Boulton will make his classes near his father. His journey through England will make his work known to Prince George, the future George III. Matthew
Boulton wrote in 1771 "I am very anxious to become a great silversmith". As a member of the Lunar Society, he developed many concepts that were at the origin of the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution such as the creation of the Boulton & Watt steam engines.
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