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SOLD - Sterling Silver Caster by Paul de Lamerie - Antique (1732)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George II English sterling silver sugar caster made by Paul de Lamerie; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Caster by Paul de Lamerie - Antique (1732)
SOLD - Sterling Silver Caster by Paul de Lamerie - Antique (1732)

Description


This exceptional antique George II sterling silver sugar caster has a plain baluster shaped form onto a circular domed foot.


The body of this Georgian caster is plain and encircled with a plain applied girdle in addition to an applied moulded border to the rim.


This impressive caster retains the original hallmarked push fit cover, embellished with panels of pierced scrolling designs alternating with a saltire patterns.


The cover is surmounted with an exceptional sterling silver tiered urn style finial.


This antique sugar caster has a fine colour and patination*.


This impressive Georgian silver caster was crafted by the revered and collectable silversmith Paul de Lamerie.


* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


Date: 1732

Condition


This antique silver sugar caster is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the caster are very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

The part hallmarks, consisting of lion passant and maker's mark, to the sleeve of the cover are clear in keeping with age and location.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this example of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of finial 18.5cm/7.3"

Diameter of body 7.2cm/2.8"

Diameter of foot 6.3cm/2.5"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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