Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1725-6) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie; the cover of the larger caster with lion's head erased and maker's mark.
Made for Thomas Secker, Bishop of Oxford, Archibishop of Canterbury (b. 1683 - d. 1768). Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929); February 28, 1991, sold by the 5th Earl of Rosebery's Trust Settlement at Sotheby's, London, lot 207, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund
English (London), 1725–26
- Marked by Paul de Lamerie, Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751
Overall (of largest): 23 x 9 x 9 cm (9 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Weight: 50 oz (1568g)
Medium or Technique
Silver (Britannia standard)