Antique Queen Anne Silver Cup and Cover
Maker: David Willaume
An excellent antique silver cup with matching cover having a campana shape with cut card banding and acanthus leaf topped...
An excellent antique silver cup with matching cover having a campana shape with cut card banding and acanthus leaf topped side handles. Lovely plain style and very good weight. Excellent patina. Uninscribed. Weight 1498 grams, 48.1 troy ounces. Height 24 cms (to top of lid), 15 cms (to top of cup rim). Spread across handles 22 cms. Diameter of top 13.5 cms. London 1713. Maker David Willaume I.
This heavy antique cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent patina. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, lid unmarked. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: David Willaume
David Willaume, Huguenot maker, born 7 June 1658, son of Adam Willaume, goldsmith of Metz on the Pont des Morts. His first mention in London was in 1686 at the Windsor Castle, Charing Cross. Married Marie Mettayer 1690. Free 1693/94 as David Williams. First mark as largeworker undated probably 1697. Second and third marks 1719. His children were Anne, born 1691, wife of David Tanqueray, David, born 1693, and Adam and Suzanne, born 1694 and 1696, died in infancy. Willaume seems to have retired about 1728 (when David II entered a mark of distinctly different type to his father) and he purchased the Manor of Tingrith, Bedfordshire. Died circa 1741. David Willaume I was an important silversmith and enjoyed the patronage of the wealthiest clients in England. His many outstanding pieces display the highest qualities of rich design and impeccable execution. Among his impressive list of important works are the magnificent pair of wine coolers (Duke of Devonshire), the Luton Hoo toilet service, the pair of ivory mounted vases (British Museum), and the punchbowl and cover (Trinity Hall, Cambridge). David Willaume II, apprenticed to his father the master Hugeunot silversmith David Willaume I in 1707, free 1723. First and 2nd marks entered as largeworker in 1728, roughly the time of his father’s retirement. 3rd mark 1739. He became High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1737. Goldsmith to the King 1744 and 1746. Died 1761.
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