Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751) was born in France to a noble family that was forced to migrate to England while he was very young, to avoid persecution due to their Protestant religous beliefs. He was apprenticed to a silversmith at age 15 and went on to become the greatest silversmith working in England in the 18th century. Favouring the opulent rococo style, his output included centrepieces, epergnes and candelabra, made for his clients who included European royalty and members of the English aristocracy.
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English hallmarked sterling silver Queen Anne serving spoon in the rats tail pattern, inscribed 'W.M.H.' London, 1707, maker Paul de Lamerie. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Length 32.8 cm. Weight 171g
Paul De Lamerie George II sterling silver snuff box, London 1738 the rectangular hinged top, centred by a full armorial cresting with rounded corners above applied strap work hinges. Length 14 cm weight 414 cm
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