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Isaac Liger

Huguenot silversmith, Isaac Liger, was first recorded in London in the early 1700s, though there is no record of the apprenticeship. His freedom from the Broderers' Company was granted in September 1704, and he entered his first mark the following month, giving his address as Hemings Row, where he remained for the rest of his life. By 1706 Liger had received a commission from the earl of Warrington for chapel plate at Dunham Massey; this was the beginning of an association that was to continue for more than twenty years and he became the chief supplier of plate to George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington (1675-1758).Small articles for the table or personal use comprise the greatest portion of Liger's known work. Most of these items are relatively plain, while others are densely engraved with designs in the style of Simon Gribelin.