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|Collection:||Applied Art - Metalwork|
|Date:||1776 c - 1778 c|
|:||Boulton & Fothergill - View history|
Boulton & Fothergill designed to hold essence or perfume. It was based on the antique Gaeta vase created by the Greek sculptor Salpion, now in the National Museum, Naples.BR>During the second half of the eighteenth century ornamental vases were very popular, in some cases sets of up to seven vases were produced to be placed together on a chimneypiece. Boulton was one of the first manufacturers to seize on the commercial opportunities created by the craze for the 'antique taste', or neo-classicism as we now refer to it, and especially for ornamental vases, which flourished in the 1760s.
|Purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, the Wolfson Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Foundation, and Birmingham City Council.|
|Production Period:||18th Century|
|Medium:||Ormolu and white marble.|
|Place of Origin:||Birmingham, England|