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Lion Mask Candlestick One of a Pair

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2002M364.2
Collection:Applied Art - Silver
Date:1769 - 1769

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Boulton & Fothergill - View history


This are only a few pieces of Chester hallmarked silver by Boulton & Fothergill. They faced difficulties in transporting their silver to Chester, the nearest assay office, for hallmarking. Boulton vowed never to go into large scale silverware production until an assay office was opened in Birmingham. After a two year campaign the Birmingham Assay Office opened in 1773.

Purchased with grant aid from the Resource/VandA Purchase Grant Fund, the National Art Collections Fund and the Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Silver, cast and chased.
Material(s):Sterling silver
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England