Pair of ewers by Pierre Harache I

Gifted Huguenot silversmith practising in London, the first to be Pierre Harache was one of the most gifted of the early Huguenot silversmiths practising in London, combining a very original approach with superb craftsmanship.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
1979
Vendor:
Lord Brooke

He was the first Huguenot to be admitted to the Goldsmiths' Company, and his work was much admired in fashionable circles. These ewers show him at his best and are unique stylistically. Their design can be traced back to Greek prototypes, and in a sense they anticipate neo-classical silver produced some seventy years later under the influence of Sir William Hamilton's publication of his Greek vases in1766.

Provenance

Earl of Warwick; Lord Brooke

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

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