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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 201

    A FINE PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS

    MARK OF PAUL DE LAMERIE, LONDON, 1737

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOATS
    MARK OF PAUL DE LAMERIE, LONDON, 1737
    Each oval, on four paw feet with lion's-head joins, with reeded rim, the spout with cast rococo shell and flower cartouche above and engraved coat-of-arms, the leaf-clad double scroll handle with cast leaf join, the bases marked No. 7 24 = 12 and No. 8 24 = 9, each marked under base
    8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm.) long; 48 oz. 10 dwt. (1508 gr.) (2)


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    Matthew Lamb (1705-1768) married in 1740 Charlotte Coke, heiress to Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Rt. Hon. Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Anne. In 1755 Matthew Lamb was created 1st baronet.

    This pair of sauceboats matches another pair by de Lamerie that dates to 1739 and is engraved with the arms of Lamb impaling Coke, reflecting the marriage of 1740. Both pairs sold at Christie's, London, 24 November 1971, lots 21 and 22. A set of four de Lamerie waiters, dating to 1738 and engraved with the arms of Lamb, sold as lot 23. The 1739 sauceboats are illustrated in Timothy Schroder, The National Trust Book of English Domestic Silver, 1988, p. 197.

    Provenance

    Sir Matthew Lamb, baronet (1705-1768), thence by descent to
    The Late The Rt. Hon. Viscountess Gage, sold Christie's, London, 24 November, 1971, lot 22


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY