AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE PUGIN (1812-1852) FOR JOHN HARDMAN & CO.
GOTHIC REVIVAL SILVER PLATED AND GILDED BRASS WALL SCONCE, CIRCA 1860
the hexagonal reflector plate embossed with floral motifs and centred with a floret roundel, the pierced and chased backplate supporting three curved arms and candlesticks linked with a leafy frieze stretcher
81cm high, 39.5cm wide, 22.5cm deep Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees Literature: Belcher, Margaret (ed.) 'The Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin' 1851-1852, p.291
Note: The drawing illustrated relates to a frieze and lobed drip pan designed by Pugin, in the collection of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and annotated 'S. Jerningham' to the reverse. This design is repeated in the present lot.
Henry Valentine Stafford-Jerningham, 9th Baron Stafford DL (1802-1884), known as Henry Jerningham until 1824 and styled The Honourable Henry Stafford-Jerningham between 1824 and 1851, was a British peer and politician and patron of Pugin. Pugin refers to the family in a letter to Hardman of 1851 instructing him to send a lamp to 'Mrs. Jerningham' (Lady Stafford).
Sold for £4,500
(buyer's premium included)