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Paul de Lamerie

Paul de Lamerie (1688 - 1751) was the best-known English silversmith of his generation. Though his mark raises the market value of silver, his output was large and not all his pieces are outstanding. Lamerie's Huguenot parents had left France following the Edict of Fontainebleau (1685). They initially settled in the United Provinces, where Paul was born, moving to London in 1691. Lamerie is notable for working in the Rococo style from the 1730s.

He opened his shop in 1712 and was appointed goldsmith to George I in 1716.

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References

  • P.A.S. Phillips, Paul de Lamerie, London 1935.
  • John F. Hayward, Huguenot Silver in England, 1688—1727. London 1959.

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