Wine cooler by Paul de Lamerie

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.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £375,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Unusually heavy, elaborate in decoration and with early figurative chasing. Britannia hallmark 1727-8.

Provenance

Royal Jewel House, London; Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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