Candlestick

LL 1040

About this object

This Griffin candlestick was copied, by Wedgwood, from an original model designed by the architect Sir William Chambers (1726-1796). Chambers himself lent the model, which was made in ormolu, to Wedgwood to be copied. Wedgwood made his copies in black basalt, which greatly reduced the price.
The matching candlestick in the pair is LL 1002.
  • Date
    1780 - 1800
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Black basalt; brass
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    327 mm x 93 mm x 165 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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