Antique Silver William & Mary Lighthouse Caster made in c.1695
A splendid William and Mary antique silver “Lighthouse" caster. The caster is of cylindrical form, with the bayonet fastened high-dome cover pierced with latticework.
|Made By||Ralph Leeke|
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A splendid William and Mary antique silver “Lighthouse” caster with the makers mark of Ralph Leeke c. 1695.
The caster is of cylindrical form, with the bayonet fastened high-dome cover pierced with latticework. The body of the caster is engraved with an armorial shield among ornate scrolls, raised on a gadrooned spreading circular base.
Dimensions: height 19.5 cm
Provenance: The arms are those of “Suckling” – blazoned per pale azure and gules and three bucks trippant or. Robert Suckling of Woodton Hall (1673- 1734) was the great uncle of Horatio Nelson.
Ralph Leake (or Leeke) a London silversmith. Little is known about this fine 17th century silversmith however at some point he was working for the King’s goldsmith, Sir Robert Vyner . He also worked with Sir Christopher Wren.
Leake left a legacy of fine silverwares, many of which are on show in museums and galleries worldwide such as: silver gilt chalice and paten dated 1683 – 1684 in the V & A collection; The Royal Hospital Chelsea has a collection of magnificent silver-gilt altar plate hall-marked 1687-8 by Ralph Leake; French fountain in the Getty Museum; two wine cisterns – one in the V & A, the other belonging to the Goldsmith’s Company; The Marquess of Winchester’s Cup, one of the outstanding pieces of the Winchester College Collection.
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