Pontypool Candlesticks Sold
A rare pair of brass candlesticks with original japanned tortoise-shell decoration.
Pontypool circa 1760
4¼” wide x 11½” high x 4¼” deep
This pair of candlesticks is illustrated (13A) and discussed on page 63 in ‘Pontypool and Usk Japanned Wares’ by W.D. John & Anne Simcox (2nd edition) published by The Ceramic Book Company, Newport 1953 & 2nd edition in 1966
In the first edition the candlesticks are in the ‘B.A.Williams’ collection and one candle stick still retains a hand written label “Mrs B A Williams”. In the second edition, the candle sticks are in the ‘Mr & Mrs Kenneth Morgan’ collection.