Set of three Casters and stand

On display

This cruet frame is identical with one of the same year formerly in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As it was relatively unusual for de Lamerie to produce two such elaborate objects to exactly the same design, the two sets almost certainly originally belonged together, probably forming part of an epergne, or surtout de table. In contrast to the frame, the casters appear to be in their original state, apart from the later engraved initials. The general form and piercing were typical of de Lamerie's workshop during the first half of the decade. The elaborate applied decoration is more unusual

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

Details

  • Title

    Set of three Casters and stand

  • Artist/maker

    Paul de Lamerie (1688 - 1751) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    London (place of creation)
  • Date

    1735 - 1736
    1735
  • Material and technique

    silver

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    stand 25.2 cm (length)
    overall 24.5 cm (height)
    one caster 643 g (weight)
    one caster 359 g (weight)
    one caster 339 g (weight)
    caster 21 cm (height)
    caster 16 cm (height)
    stand 854 g (weight)
    overall 2194 g (weight)
  • No. of items

    7

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by G.O. Farrer, through the Art Fund, 1946.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1946.96

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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 131

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