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Pierre Harache

Pierre (Peter) Harache, Hugeunot maker, was born in France and came to England c.1680 to avoid persecution. Free of the Goldsmiths Company 1682. Livery 1687. First mark (Sterling) in use in 1683. New Standard mark undated, probably 1697. Died c.1700.
Harache’s fine craftsmanship is evident in the many pieces currently held in British collections such as:
Set of 4 candlesticks 1683 (Althorpe Abbey)
Cut card porringer 1695 (Ashmolean Museum)
Chocolate pot 1695 (formerly Noble collection)
Toilet Set 1695 (Marquess of Exeter)
Gold porringer and stand 1691 (Duke of Brunswick)
Important ewer and dish 1697 (British Museum)
Wine cistern of the Barber Surgeon’s Company
Pair of pilgrim bottles 1699 (Eton College)

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Pierre Harache

Pierre (Peter) Harache, Hugeunot maker, was born in France and came to England c.1680 to avoid persecution. Free of the Goldsmiths Company 1682. Livery 1687. First mark (Sterling) in use in 1683. New Standard mark undated, probably 1697. Died c.1700.
Harache’s fine craftsmanship is evident in the many pieces currently held in British collections such as:
Set of 4 candlesticks 1683 (Althorpe Abbey)
Cut card porringer 1695 (Ashmolean Museum)
Chocolate pot 1695 (formerly Noble collection)
Toilet Set 1695 (Marquess of Exeter)
Gold porringer and stand 1691 (Duke of Brunswick)
Important ewer and dish 1697 (British Museum)
Wine cistern of the Barber Surgeon’s Company
Pair of pilgrim bottles 1699 (Eton College)

  • 1696

    Pierre Harache

    9567 William III Silver Chamberstick

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    A rare early English silver chamberstick (or “go to bed”) with the solid design and heavy gauge silver you’d expect from this date. Sterling silver. It has the early form with flat teardrop handle. The circular pan has a gadrooned border and ribbed sconce, all mounted on three small stump feet. Hand engraved to the centre are 3 ornamental cyphers. Weight 222 grams, 7.1 troy ounces. Diameter 10.8 cm, 4.25 inches. Length 17 cms. London 1696. Maker Pierre Harache.

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