Paul DeLamerie Sterling Silver Coffee Pot could bring shining bid of $40,000
The first sale of the year for a Florida auction house will star a Paul DeLamerie Sterling Silver Coffee Pot
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Sunday 15 January 2012
A Palm Beach, Florida estate auction company will conduct its first auction of the year on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at their auction premises in West Palm Beach. Several fine and important estates from South Florida and the Palm Beaches will be featured in the sale.
Furniture in the auction includes lot 246, a Lalique Cactus table; lot 46, an English 19th-century William IV mahogany three-tier server; lot 249, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne bronze and pewter Chan Boucher large round polychromed low table; lot 87, a French Louis XVI-style three-piece giltwood salon set; lot 187, fine English 19th-century Victorian inlaid credenza; lot 160, a pair of Italian 19th-century half-reeded carved oak and walnut columns.
Highlighting the auction is an assemblage of outstanding English 18th- and 19th-century silver with pieces from the great English silversmiths Paul DeLamarie, Paul Storr and Eliza Godfrey.
Of particular interest is Lot 261, a George IV silver gilt cup and cover, circa 1827, amazingly worked with bacchic figures and grapevines, and a spectacular horse and jockey finial from the makers Emes and Barnard.
The cup and cover is inscribed "Lambert & Rawlings Fecit, Goldsmiths to HRH the Duke of Clarence, London" on the pedestal. Lot 110 is a unique Paul Storr silver figure of a classical maiden, circa 1815.
Lot 243, a rare and important Paul DeLamarie silver coffeepot, circa 1714, is one of the earliest pieces to ever come on the market by one of the world's most important silversmiths. DeLamarie pieces are difficult if nonexistent in the market. Lot 183 is a Paul Storr silver gilt wine cooler, circa 1820.
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