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Pair of sauceboats

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1734-1735

19.3 cm length; 464 g and 469 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1734-5, maker's mark of William Kidney

Heraldry: Unidentified

Presented by Jim and Christine Chance, 2005; WA2005.92.1; WA2005.92.1

T. Schroder (2009), no. 146

William Kidney served his apprenticeship under David Willaume, one of the first Huguenot goldsmiths in London. Kidney registered his first mark in June 1734. These sauceboats are, therefore, among the first of his works. Their design represents one of the standard types of sauceboat in production from 1735 to 1745, although the trefoil feet are also found other works by Paul de Lamerie.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)