SOLD - A George II Antique English Silver Coffee Pot
The arms are those of Osbaldeston for Fountayne Wentworth Osbaldeston (1695-1770), the 10th child of Sir Richard Osbaldeston (1655-1728) and his wife Elizabeth Fountayne of Melton. Following in the family tradition, he was the Member of Parliament for Scarborough between 1766 and 1770. His grandfather William was also a Member of Parliament, and his great-grandfather had been Attorney General for Ireland.
William Osbaldeston, Fountayne's older brother, was also a client of Lamerie's: a set of four mugs made for him are known (see Paul de Lamerie; the work of England's Master Silversmith (1688-1751), p.170, no. 1170.
Provenance: The Dowty Collection Christie's New York, 18th October 1994, lot 449
Exhibitions: Cheltenham Art Gallery, Cheltenham, 1983 - 84, cat. No. 6
Literature: Timothy Schroder, The Dowty Collection of Silver by Paul de Lamerie, Cheltenham, 1983, S. 12.
|Size||Height: 7.68 in. (19.5 cm.)|
|Weight||22 oz. 17 dwt.|