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A rare French silver teapot, probably Charles Sermensan, Bordeaux, 1726-1732
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 EUR
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209
A rare French silver teapot, probably Charles Sermensan, Bordeaux, 1726-1732
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A rare French silver teapot, probably Charles Sermensan, Bordeaux, 1726-1732
octagonal shaped, the foot with gadrooned border, each side alternatively engraved with flowers or lambrequins and scrolls on matted ground, the lower part of four sides with an oval medallion, one figuring a lion under a cloud, another one an eagle surronded with clouds, a third one a dolphin emerging from the sea, the fourth one a phenix surrounded by flames, the fifth one remaining empty, the sixth one with a facetted spout ending with an eagle head, the seventh one engraved with armorial and the last one with a wooden handle, the lid with gadrooned border and the finial in a shape of a stylised flower
18.5 cm high, 930.2 g; 7 1/3 in., 29oz 18dwt
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Catalogue Note

The attribution to the goldsmith Charles Sermensan the Younger (1693-1730), received in 1718, was suggested by Jean Clarke of Dromantin, author of the reference book on the goldsmiths of Bordeaux, even though no piece with his mark has yet been identified. Therefore, we do not know for sure if this CS punch with a snake can certainly be attributed to him. However, the dates are consistent and he appears to be the only unidentified goldsmith with these initials active in Bordeaux at that time.
Son, grandson, uncle and nephew of goldsmiths, Charles belongs to a dynasty comprising six goldsmiths.

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