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  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    01/01/1775 - 31/12/1799

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    1141:1-3-1882, 1141A/1,2-1882

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 2a, case CA2 []

The columns were bequeathed to the Museum by John Jones in his will of 1882. An illustration in the Handbook of his collection, published in 1883, appears to show them set to the side of his drawing room beside a cabinet, and used as a plinth for two candelabra (now Museum no. 971 and A-1882). Columns and candelabra are listed separately in the 1882 summary inventory of the collection, and were not referred to at all in the written text of the 1883 handbook.

Place of Origin



01/01/1775 - 31/12/1799


Height: 986 mm, Width: 192 mm, Depth: 191 mm

Descriptive line

Pedestal, column of jasper, with a square base of verde antique marble and ormolu decorated with a lion's skin and mask on each side, the capital of chased ormolu, Jones Bequest, France, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of the Jones Collection, Part II: Ceramics, Ormolu, Goldsmiths' Work, Enamels, Sculpture, Tapestry, Books, and Prints. London: Printed under the authority of the Board of Education, 1924
Handbook of the Jones Collection in the South Kensington Museum. London: Published for the Committee of Council on Education by Chapman and Hall, 1883
Messrs Foster, Inventory of the Collection of Pictures, Miniatures, Decorative Furniture, Porcelain, Objects of Art, Books, &c. formed by the late John Jones, Esq. London: Dryden Press, 1882


Jasper; Verde antique; Ormolu


Metalwork Collection

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