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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A SET OF THREE WILLIAM III SILVER CASTERS, JOHN FAWDERY I, LONDON, 1699
plain cylindrical bodies with low molded girdle, bayonet-fixed covers pierced and engraved with urns of flowers, bluster finial rising from cut-card flowerhead, straight gadroon borders, the bases engraved with early initials W over I M and later crest of a bird flanked by sprigs
fully marked on bodies, large cover with maker’s mark and Britannia; smaller covers, one with maker’s mark, the other with Britannia
Heights 7 7/8 and 6 1/4 in.; 20 and 15.8 cm.
20 oz 10 dwt
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來源

S.J. Shrubsole, London, January 1978;
Vogel Collection no. 273.

相關資料

John Fawdery, son of John Fawdery of Enstone in Oxfordshire, yeoman, younger brother of William (lot 917), apprenticed to Anthony Nelme 16 January 1688, free 11 September 1695, his mark entered as largeworker, undated, probably April 1697 on commencement of register, address Foster Lane, liveryman 1704, signed as “working goldsmith” the petition  complaining of the competition of "necessitous strangers" December 1711 and to that of assaying work of foreigners not having served seven years apprenticeship February 1716 (Grimwade).

Similar piercing is found on a set of Casters by Joseph Ward, London, 1698, from the Charles L Poor Collection, sold Sotheby’s, New York, October 26, 2005, lot 82. Even closer is the piercing on a set by Benjamin  Pyne 1702, sold Sotheby’s, London, 16 March 1961, lot 73 ($2,023)  illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby’s Directory of  Silver, no. 532 p. 144. For a study of these piercings and possible authorship, see Paul Micio, "The Stencil Master," Apollo, no. 491, 2003 pp. 22-31.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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