Louis XVI Paris, 1785-1789
The dishes & stands with maker's mark of Henri Auguste, Paris 1789
One cover with maker's mark Robert Joseph Auguste, Paris 1785
The warmers with maker's mark of Paul Storr, London, 1811
Height: 24cm, 9.4in.
Weight: 5838g, 187oz 12dwt
Harriot Beauclerk, Duchess of St. Albans (née Mellon)Silversmith Biography
One of the most illustrious Parisian goldsmiths of the 18th century, entered his mark on 15 January 1757. In 1773 he became 'orfevre du Roi' and four years later bought the business of Jacques Rottiers; he moved into the latter's premises in the "Galeries du Louvres" in 1785 on the occasion of Roettier's death. Whilst Auguste naturally worked for the French Court, he also received extensive commissions from the Courts of England, Portugal, Sweden, and Russia.Description
The covers and bases engraved with the coronet & monogram of Harriot the Duchess of St Albans.