One of a pair of wine coolers or ice pails commissioned by George II as part of the ambassadorial silver of Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield.
Wine cooler by Paul de Lamerie, 17271728
© V&A Picture Library
- 26 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £375,000; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
Unusually heavy, elaborate in decoration and with early figurative chasing. Britannia hallmark 1727-8.
Royal Jewel House, London; Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield.