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A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE ON STAND
A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE ON STAND

MAKER'S MARK OF PAUL DE LAMERIE, LONDON, 1739

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A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE ON STAND
Maker's Mark of Paul de Lamerie, London, 1739
The kettle globular, with fluted scroll spout and cast fluted spiralling cover, the shoulder chased with rocaille; the overhead swing handle with dissolving masks and a raffia grip, the stand on three claw feet with scroll legs, the apron with pendant shell garlands with ribbons centering a removable burner, one side engraved with a coat-of-arms in a rococo cartouche above a motto, marked under base, on cover, on burner, on burner cover, and on stand
13 in. (33.02 cm.) high; 65 oz. 10 dwt. (204 gr.)
Lamerie, Paul de
Provenance
Christie's, London, April 15, 1964, lot 133
S.J. Shrubsole
Literature
Christie's Review of the Season, 1963-64, p. 111

Lot Essay

The arms are those of Mitchell, probably for Andrew Mitchell, of Edinburgh, born in 1708. He married Barbara, daughter and heiress of Thomas Mitchell of Thainston, in 1721. He entered the Middle Temple in 1733, was called to the bar in 1738, and was appointed Under Secretary of State for Scotland in 1742. He became envoy to Berlin in 1756, becoming Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia. For his diplomatic service there during the period of the Seven Years' War he received the Order of the Bath. He died in Berlin in 1771.
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