125
125
A George II silver cake basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
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125
A George II silver cake basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742
Estimate
50,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A George II silver cake basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742

on cast and chased hairy mask supports, flower garlands between, the oval body pierced and engraved with scrolls and foliage, the centre later engraved with a crest and monogrammed S upon a cloth of estate and within an elaborate scrolling cartouche, the applied reeded rim interrupted by shells and mounted at each end with putti heads against shells and flowers, the swing caryatid handle with cast and chased flowers, scratchweighted 54=8


35.cm, 14in long
1676gr, 53oz 18dwt
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Catalogue Note

A number of other Lamerie baskets with similar cast elements and comparable pierced and engraved sides, dating between 1738 and 1744, have been noted. For illustrations see the following: E. Alfred Jones, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Plate of William Francis Farrer, London, 1924, p. 154, pls. 82/3 (now in the Ashmolean Museum); Sotheby's, London, 28 May 1953, lot 157; Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1974, lot 77; 17 June 1981, lot 86; and 22 April 1998, lot 23; and Christie's, London, 27 June 1956, lot 125; 30 November 1960, lot 48; and 18 March 1970, lot 119.

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