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Samuel Courtauld (1720 - 1765) A set of Three George II Tea Caddies in a Fitted Box

Silver                                                                                                                            London, 1749                                                                                                              Maker’s mark of Samuel Courtauld
Length of the larger one: 12cm, 4.7in
Weight: 1120g, 36oz

Silversmith Biography

The Courtaulds were the longest-lived dynasty of Huguenot goldsmiths in eighteenth-century England. Samuel was apprenticed to his father, Augustine, from 1734 to 1741 and was subsequently employed in the workshop as a journeyman. Upon his father's retirement in 1746 he took over the business and entered his first mark. In 1751 the firm moved from Chandos Street, near St. Martin's Lane, to more prestigious quarters at 21 Cornhill, facing the Royal Exchange. Courtauld was elected to the livery of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1763. His known works range from plain domestic plate to elaborately decorated works in the manner of Paul de Lamerie. He was succeeded by his widow, Louisa, who entered into partnership in or before 1772 with George Cowles.

Description

Curved bodies with an embossed foliate decoration. The finials in the shape of vegetation and flowers with a monogram in an asymmetrical cartouche.
 

A set of Three George II Tea Caddies in a Fitted Box (1720 - 1765) Reference: 23308.1