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Late 19th Century Neoclassical Pottery Candlesticks by Pratt - Set of 2
A pair of monumental black and white neoclassical pottery candlesticks made by Pratt, Fenton in the Old Greek pattern in …
moreA pair of monumental black and white neoclassical pottery candlesticks made by Pratt, Fenton in the Old Greek pattern in the late 19th century.
Staffordshire potters Felix and Richard Pratt’s ‘Old Greek’ pattern demonstrates the lasting influence of Neoclassicism in Great Britain. The movement surfaced in the mid-eighteenth century with archaeological excavations on the Continent and lasted well into the nineteenth century. These monumental Neoclassical pottery candlesticks, made in the late nineteenth century, portray scenes from the Trojan War as a reference to an idealized Antique past.
The candlesticks depict The Meeting of Hector and Andromache and Andromache Fainting on the Wall, as originally created by John Flaxman in his 1793 illustrations for Homer’s Iliad. The scenes portray the events surrounding the tragic death of Hector in the Trojan War at the hands of the hero Achilles. In the first scene, the Trojan Hector prepares to fight the Greek Achilles, who has challenged him after killing Patrocles. As Hector embraces his wife, Andromache, his infant son Astyanax looks on from the arms of a nurse. In Andromache Fainting on the Wall, the result of the fight is clear: Achilles can be seen driving a chariot and dragging Hector’s lifeless body behind it.
Dimensions: 8 1/2 in. H x 4 3/4 in. Dm at base (21.6 cm H x 12.1 cm Dm)
Condition: Excellent. Superficial scratch to stem of one candlestick measuring 2 cm. Some minor areas of wax residue staining from original use.
The Iliad Of Homer Engraved By Thomas Piroli From The Compositions Of John Flaxman Sculptor Rome 1793. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1 March 1805. The Royal Academy, 03/2259. less
- 4.75ʺW × 4.75ʺD × 8.5ʺH
- F. & R. Pratt & Co.
- Late 19th Century
- Place of Origin
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Superficial scratch to stem of one candlestick measuring 2 cm. Some minor areas of wax residue staining from original use. Superficial scratch to stem of one candlestick measuring 2 cm. Some minor areas of wax residue staining from original use. less
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