Exceptionally Fine And Rare Pair Of Worcester Barr, Flight And Barr Candlesticks

 

An exceptionally fine and rare pair of Worcester Barr, Flight and Barr Candlesticks, painted by William Billingsley, each modelled in the form of a winged gilt and bronzed Griffin, seated passant guardant, each supporting on their back and between the wings a single sconce gilt with a gold stellar diaper pattern on a salmon pink ground, supported on a high rectangular base with bevelled edges, the top gilt with caillouté, the front panel elaborately painted bouquets of flowering European plants including:- passion flowers, roses, peonies, poppies and asters, the reverse and side panels gilt with further stellar diaper with Greek key border, on a salmon pink ground.

Although the heraldic griffin can be found as a support for elaborate vase forms or urns, and in some cases a scaled down version can be found as a finial, the use as an incorporated form within a candlestick is highly unusual and of the greatest rarity, creating a highly exotic form for the lavish Regency interior.

Circa: 1804 – 1813

Dimensions:   Height: 7 in (18 cms),    Length: 5 in (12.7 cms)

Marks:    Impressed crown and BFB marks to underside of both.

 

Stock No. 671

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