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561
 A fine pair of George II silver sauceboats, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1745
Estimation
12 00018 000
Lot. Vendu 32,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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561
 A fine pair of George II silver sauceboats, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1745
Estimation
12 00018 000
Lot. Vendu 32,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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 A fine pair of George II silver sauceboats, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1745
oval bombe form, the gadrooned rims interrupted with stylised shells, ornate grotesque mask and scale-work scroll handles with bat-wing junctions, raised on four lion mask embellished claw supports, crested, scratchweight 'Pr 45 " 9'
22.8cm., 9in. long
1347gr., 43oz. 6dwt.
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 21 October 1998, lot 88
Probably also sold:
Christies London, 28 October 1964, lot 96
Sotheby's London, 24 November 1977, lot 188

Description

The crest is that of Richard, 1st Baron Edgcumbe of Mount Edgcumbe, Devonshire and Cotehele, Cornwall. M.P. for Cornwall, he was created a peer in 1742, and died in 1758. 

The family moved to Mount Edgcumbe in the 17th century but they continued to own Cotehele until 1947 when it was accepted by the Treasury in payment of death duty and given to the National Trust. This was the first property in Britain to be acquired by Trust via the 'in lieu of death duty' route.

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