AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE PUGIN (1812-1852) FOR JOHN HARDMAN & CO., BIRMINGHAM
RARE PAIR OF GOTHIC REVIVAL BRASS ALTAR CANDLESTICKS, CIRCA 1848
each with galleried and lobed drip tray above quilted and knopped column on a trifom base with applied decoration of three cast angels (2)
65cm high Estimate £1,800-2,200 + fees Exhibited: Madrid, Fundación Juan March and Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya 'William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement in Great Britain' October 2017-May 2018, No. 4.
Note: A shorter form of this candlestick with single knop on the stem were supplied by Hardmans to St Barnabas, Pimlico circa 1850 where they can be seen on the high altar below the reredos by George Frederick Bodley. St. Barnabas was designed by Thomas Cundy with assistance from Butterfield 1847-50. A comparable drawing by Pugin of this design is illustrated in the Hardman & Co. catalogue, 1846, number 9.
Sold for £2,125
(buyer's premium included)