And a highlight of the whole fair promises to be an exceptional rococo coffee pot by Paul de Lamerie
, offered by Koopman Rare Art (price in excess of 3m [pounds sterling]; Fig.
Another Huguenot, Paul de Lamerie
(1688-1751) is today one of the most celebrated and arguably greatest of all English gold and silversmiths.
A magnificent table centrepiece by Paul de Lamerie
, made as a wedding present to Sir Roger and Lady Newdigate of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, to mark their marriage in 1743.
| Four George III silver candlesticks, Daniel Margot, based on a design by Paul de Lamerie
, makers mark TH, a pellet between, struck twice on base of each candlestick.
made by Paul Storr in 1806 and 1807"; "the Craven service, also numbering more than 100 pieces made by Sebastian and James Crespell between 1766 and 1772"; "splendid silver and silver-gilt from the greatest silversmiths of the Georgian period including the famous Hassel silver by Lamerie
, a superb and finely engraved work from 1736."
A Paul de Lamerie
mug - utilitarian but with a fascinating provenance.
What is beyond doubt is that it was made by England's greatest 18th century silversmith, Paul de Lamerie
. A leading exponent of the Rococo style, his most exuberant pieces are today seen only in museums, which is where this piece has come from: until recently, it has been the centrepiece of a British silver exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
The ornate George II pot made in 1738 by one of the greatest silversmiths of his day, Paul de Lamerie
, is expected to fetch up to 4.5 million pounds ($6.8 million) when it goes to auction on July 4 in London, Christie's said on Wednesday.
(1.) Top 20 Biologicals, published on the web by LaMerie
Business Intelligence, accessed at http:// www.pipelinereview.com/joomla/content/ view/13675/302/, on 27th September, 2007.
She goes in the second heat at 9.14pm tonight and should confirm recent superiority over Lamerie
by getting first run on a field she is giving quite a bit away to in terms of race experience.
GRAHAM BRADLEY will pay his first visit to Down Royal when he rides Lamerie
for Richard Hannon in the first race of the two-day festival which begins on Friday.
2.10: TIME N TIDE (W J O'Connor, 40-1) 1; Tarawan (8-11f) 2; Lamerie