Caster

English (London)
1725–26
Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)


Dimensions

Overall (of largest): 23 x 9 x 9 cm (9 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Weight: 50 oz (1568g)

Accession Number

2001.47.3a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard)

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1725-6) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie; the cover of the larger caster with lion's head erased and maker's mark.

Provenance

Made for Thomas Secker, Bishop of Oxford, Archibishop of Canterbury (b. 1683 - d. 1768). Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929); February 28, 1991, sold by the 5th Earl of Rosebery's Trust Settlement at Sotheby's, London, lot 207, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund