615
615
A rare Chinese export parcel-gilt silver coffee pot, possibly circa 1730
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
615
A rare Chinese export parcel-gilt silver coffee pot, possibly circa 1730
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A rare Chinese export parcel-gilt silver coffee pot, possibly circa 1730
tapering form, the body chased with battle scenes within six elongated panels, simulated bamboo handle with leafy junctions, the spout junction embellished with a dragon mask, the sexafoil cover with Dog of Fo finial, unmarked
19.3cm., 7 5/8 in. high
472gr., 15oz. 3dwt.
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Catalogue Note

Several examples of chased silver in the Chinese taste bearing the mark or attributed to David Willaume appear between the dates of 1698 and 1715. These include a coffee pot on stand (unmarked, circa 1715), a brazier (Willaume, London 1698), a two-handled bowl (Willaume, London, 1712), formerly in the collection of Sir John Noble, and a pair of small cups (Willaume, London, 1712), sold in the R.W.M. Walker Collection at Christies in 1945.

A similar example, given to Louis XIV by ambassadors from Siam in 1686, at the Trianon of Versailles. Inv. No. V2018.8.

Similar examples of 18th century Chinese export silver are also known to exist bearing English hallmarks of a later date with maker's marks for silversmiths including Andrew Fogelberg and Paul Storr. The latter's mark appears on several hexagonal teapots for the 1820s with alterations for local use such as wooden handles or ivory insulators.

From Earth to Fire

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