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George II Silver Candlesticks by Paul de Lamerie
- This extraordinarily rare set of George II-period silver candlesticks was crafted by Paul de Lamerie
- Embossed with shells and floral decorations, the represent de Lamerie's mastery of the Rococo style
- He was renowned for his eye for design, as well as the impeccable quality of his creations
- Very few matching sets of four candlesticks by the master remain in existence today
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For nearly three centuries, Paul de Lamerie has been revered as one of the most important English craftsmen of all time and certainly the most important silversmith of the 18th century. Born to a Huguenot family, he moved to London before his first birthday and, by the age of 15, was already apprenticing in a fashionable silversmith shop. De Lamerie entered his first maker's mark at the Assay office in 1713. Three years later, he was appointed Royal Goldsmith, and in 1717 was known to all in England as “the King's Silversmith.” He went on to create a 40-year legacy of the finest and most highly sought-after English silver. His innovative talent of combining Rococo style with classic Queen Anne tastes elevated him to a master of his art, and it is argued that none since have matched his dynamic abilities.
Hallmarked London, 1741
5 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" deep x 9" high
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