A suite of three late 17th century silver casters stamped twice with maker's mark of D G beneath a fleur-de-lys, for Daniel Garnier (I) last quarter of 17th century (3)

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Lot 115
A suite of three late 17th century silver casters
stamped twice with maker's mark of D G beneath a fleur-de-lys, for Daniel Garnier (I) last quarter of 17th century (3)

Sold for £ 50,000 (US$ 68,772) inc. premium
A suite of three late 17th century silver casters
stamped twice with maker's mark of D G beneath a fleur-de-lys, for Daniel Garnier (I) last quarter of 17th century
Cylindrical form with applied reeded girdle, each terminating in spread foot with straight gadroon rim, having bayonet fastening tops finely pierced with birds flanking a vase of flowers, intricate scrollwork and integral cutcard work, applied with squat and fluted finials, engraved with coat of arms and respective scratch weights, height 20.5 and 16cm, weight 38oz. (3)

Footnotes

  • Daniel Garnier received his freedom of the Goldsmiths' Company, by redemption, on 29th May 1969. The mark he recorded was DG beneath a fleur-de-lys. On 27th March 1697, with the introduction of the new Britannia standard, all silversmiths were required to register their new maker's mark punch and Garnier recorded a new mark of GA.

    The arms are for those of BOOTH as borne by George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington, (1675 - 1758).

    Provenance:-

    Christie's Foley-Grey Sale, 25th February 1931, ex-lot 54, purchased by S.J Phillips. Sold 29th October 1931 to the grandparents of the vedor and thence by descent.

    The 2nd Earl of Warrington's only child, Mary, married Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford in 1736, and after Warrington's death in 1758, Dunham Massey passed to them and subsequently descended in the Grey family. A significant portion of the Warrington Plate was sold by their heirs at Christie's in two sales, on April 20, 1921, and February 25, 1931.

    Today, a considerable amount of the Plate has been reassembled at Dunham Massey. The Plate is distinguished by its uniformly high quality, exceptionally heavy gauge, and its conservative taste, as the Earl favoured the plain and massive fashions of the early 18th century, this can be seen in the quality and gauge of the present lot.

    There are two famous inventories of the Warrington Plate, the first taken in 1693 for 1st Earl, and in 1758, for 2nd Earl. Though this suite of three casters are not recorded in second inventory, it could be that they were made for the 1st Earl, included in the "several parcols (sic) of silverplate 9lb 1qt," see James Lomax and James Rothwell, Country House Silver from Dunham Massey (National Trust 2006), p. 185.
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