AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE PAIR OF FIVE LIGHT CANDELABRA BY JOHN BLADES
An exceptionally large pair of ormolu mounted cut-glass candelabra. The round plinth bases with lion paw feet, surmounted with pillar and file cut stem. Divided with ormolu bands issuing branches supporting corresponding pillar and file cut drip pans, candle nozzles hung with triple cut spangles and multi faceted rule drops.
- Period 1800-1849
- Year 1820
- Country England
- Provenance Private Portuguese collection
- Literature H Parrott Bacot Nineteenth Century Lighting- Candle Powered Devices 1783-1883 1987 P131 Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interior 1991 P170 illustration 570
- Collections A drawing for similar candelabra by Blades is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum London A similar set of four candelabra was commissioned by the King of Persia another set is in the collection of the Sultan of Brunei.
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