Bicentenary of Matthew Boulton Commemorative Piece

Forming part of the permanent collection at Birmingham Assay Office, this large candelabra was commissioned to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Assay office’s founder  and famous philanthropist Matthew Boulton.

The piece was inspired by the drawings, designs and process used in Boultons’ successful silver company. Made to reflect his pioneering approach to the silver industry, the candelabra brings together tradition and innovation through technique and design. The centre rose bowl, made of 200 circles to represent each year since Boutlon’s death, is topped by the Birmingham Assay Offices ‘hallmark- the Anchor.

The candelabra stands nearly a metre tall and spans over 70cm.