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A William III hexagonal silver-gilt teapot, Pierre Harache, London, 1695.

The teapot is cast and chased with panels of American Indians, some on horseback hunting, others with bows and arrows.

It has a ribbed curved spout with a hinged flap and a fixed handle formed as tree trunks.

The detachable cover is chased with panels of birds and flowers in the Chinese taste, 29cm high, 17.5cm in diameter.

Pierre Harache (1630-1700) was a French-born Huguenot goldsmith who arrived in England in 1681. He became the first Huguenot craftsman to be admitted to the Goldsmith’s Company when he was granted the Livery in 1687.

His son, also Pierre Harache (1653-fl.1698-1717), was also a goldsmith; their work sometimes confused as their registered marks were very similar.


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