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Eliza(beth) Godfrey

A Monumental Set of Three 18th Century Rococo Casters

Eliza(beth) Godfrey

A Monumental Set of Three 18th Century Rococo Casters

George II, London 1752
Maker’s mark of Eliza Godfrey

Weight: 2,394.7 g, 77 oz
Height: (the pair) 24 cm, 9.4 in; (the single) 28 cm, 11 in 
 

Of exceptional large size and heavy gauge decorated in high relief with garlands and fruiting vines, the pull-off covers finely pierced with trailing vines and tendrils (one blind).
Each caster with a cast and applied cartouche engraved with the family coat-of-arms of Kyme

 

Nee Pantin. Married first to Abraham Buteaux whom she survived to carry on business as his widow until marriage the following year to Benjamin Godfrey. Mark entered, 29 June 1741, presumably on Benjamin's death. Address: Norris Street, Haymarket, where Heal records her till 1758. Described in her trade card as 'Goldsmith, Silversmith and Jeweller to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland'. Her work, which has survived in considerable quantity, shows, as might be expected, strong Huguenot characteristics of design and fine execution.


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Eliza(beth) Godfrey