George II Silver Salver
Maker: David Willaume II
A rare antique sterling silver salver of oval form with a cast border of rope and shell ornament. Fine quality...
A rare antique sterling silver salver of oval form with a cast border of rope and shell ornament. Fine quality and heavy weight. The centre has a hand engraved armorial with mottos “Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense” and “Stat Religione”. Oval salvers are not generally found the second half of the 18th century. Weight 672 grams, 21.6 troy ounces. Height 4cm. Top measures 26x19cm. London 1732. Maker David Willaume II.
with a cast border of rope and shell ornament. Fine quality and heavy weight. The centre has a hand engraved armorial with mottos “Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense” and “Stat Religione”. Oval salvers are not generally found the second half of the 18th century. Weight 672 grams, 21.6 troy ounces. Height 4cm. Top measures 26x19cm. London 1732. Maker David Willaume II.
The antique salver is in good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks are clear. The makers mark is double struck. The engravings still have good definition. 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 II
David Willaume I, 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 undate 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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