Late 18th century cassoletts. Matthew Boulton goats head vases

Late 18th century cassoletts. Matthew Boulton goats head vases
Circa 1800
Pair of fine gilt filigree Goats Head candle vases after a design by Matthew Boulton; the tops are reversible to become candle-holders above an amphora-shaped body with swags flanking on either side from a pair of rams head masks on a short soccle and raised on a square stepped plinth.
This design of vase was believed to be designed for the Russian and far Eastern market.

It has now come to our attention an almost identical pair can be viewed in a private museum in Hong Kong. The Lang Yi Museum, 181 - 191 Hollywood Road, Shenny Wan.

Small repair on the filigree near the base on one vase.

2.36 inches
8.27 inches
2.36 inches
Gilt metal filigree

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