Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by David Harris

Tea kettle and stand
1734
Silversmith: Paul de Lamerie
Engraved silver
H: 35.5 cm; W: 25.5 cm; D: 18 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0490(a-b)
 
 
A George II silver tea kettle and stand with burner, by Paul de Lamerie, London 1734. Engraved with armorials of Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl of Pomfret.
This fine tea kettle is an exceptional example of a form common in the middle of the 18th century, with its melon-shaped body finely decorated with engraved strapwork, shells and scrolls. The design is mirrored in the treatment of the cast ornamentation on the stand, with the female masks within scrolled strapwork cartouches. Paul de Lamerie was the finest exponent of this form of decoration, and this example is typical of his finest oeuvre.

Publications:
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir