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Augustin Courtauld

Augustin Courtauld 1685/86 – 1751.
The young Augustin came to England from France during the persecution of the Protestants in 1696, and in 1701, he was apprenticed to the Huguenot silversmith Simon Pantin. He was made free of the Goldsmiths’ Company by service on 20th October 1708. Whereupon, he built a reputation for producing exceptional domestic silver. He was he head of a successful, prolific and renowned family of Silversmith’s, and were prominent members of the Huguenot community which contributed so notably to the arts and skilled crafts, commercial enterprise and public life in eighteenth century England. Very few examples of his work have survived, with most pieces being held in private collections notably in the Courtauld Institute Gallery.

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Augustin Courtauld

Augustin Courtauld 1685/86 – 1751.
The young Augustin came to England from France during the persecution of the Protestants in 1696, and in 1701, he was apprenticed to the Huguenot silversmith Simon Pantin. He was made free of the Goldsmiths’ Company by service on 20th October 1708. Whereupon, he built a reputation for producing exceptional domestic silver. He was he head of a successful, prolific and renowned family of Silversmith’s, and were prominent members of the Huguenot community which contributed so notably to the arts and skilled crafts, commercial enterprise and public life in eighteenth century England. Very few examples of his work have survived, with most pieces being held in private collections notably in the Courtauld Institute Gallery.

  • 1718

    Augustin Courtauld

    8624 George I Silver Coffee Pot

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    This is a rare early antique silver coffee pot from the reign of George I. This handsome pot is made from Britannia standard* grade silver and has the desirable octagonal shape with domed lid. Lovely plain style and a nice feature is the ducks head spout terminal with hinged flap cover. Extremely heavy quality, this pot feels good in the hand and pours beautifully. Contains 870 ml. Weight 1029 grams, 33 troy ounces. Height 23.5 cms. Spread 22 cms. London 1718. Lid with Britannia mark*. Maker Augustus Courtauld, the celebrated Huguenot maker.

  • 1721

    Augustin Courtauld

    6635 George I Silver Octagonal Coffee Pot

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    This is a rare early antique silver coffee pot from the reign of George I. This handsome pot is made from Britannia standard* grade silver and has the desirable octagonal shape with domed lid. Lovely plain style and a nice feature is the ducks head spout terminal. Also, to the other side there are 2 decorative shaped reinforcement plates where the shaped handle meets the body. Weight 786 grams, 25.2 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1721. Lid with Britannia mark*. Maker, almost certainly, the celebrated Huguenot maker Augustus Courtauld.

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