Silversmith: Paul de Lamerie
H: 19 cm (2 casters); H: 24 cm (1 caster)
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0525(a-c)
A George II set of silver casters, maker's mark P.G., overstruck by Paul de Lamerie, London 1746, engraved with armorials.
These casters were intended to be held in a stand. They clearly illustrate the form and techniques of the work of Paul de Lamerie, with their heavily cast bodies enriched with engraved strapwork and cornucopia, and with strong masks with feathered head dresses. Although monumental in form, this decoration allows them to sit delicately on the pierced rococo bases.
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