( - 1740)
A pair of Queen Anne silver Wine Coolers, London 1741
Height: 23 cm
Diameter: 22.5 cm
Length over handles: 29 cm
Weight: 7,160 g (230 oz)
The arms are those of Paul Meuthen (1672 – 1757), a family of German origin. Sir Paul Meuthen was the son of John Meuthen (1650-1706), an English diplomat who negotiated an important trade treaty between England and Portugal in 1703.
A pair of identical silver wine coolers, hallmarked London 1711 by David Willaume I, from the collection of Diethelm Höner, were sold at Sotheby’s New York, 18 October 2001, lot 123. They were made for Thomas Wentworth, 1st Count of Strafford.
Paul Meuthen (1672 – 1757)
Michael Clayton, The Collector’s Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America. Pl 723
Christopher Hartop, The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver 1680 – 1720 from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection
John Hayward, Huguenot Silver
Hugh Tait, London Huguenot silver in Huguenots in Britain and their French Background, 1550-1850.