Here are examples of English silver in the baroque and rococo styles. These works of art were produced using innovative techniques and are marked with England’s most celebrated 18th-century silversmith.

Baroque silver is boldly shaped or massive in size, rigidly symmetrical in design, and richly ornamented. The newer rococo style featured looser, asymmetrical design, and naturalistic imagery of animals.

The Basket

by Paul de Lamerie
1747 to 1748
Silver

Two-Handled Cup and Cover

by Paul de Lamerie
1728 to 1729
Silver

Tureen in the Shape of a Green Turtle

by Paul de Lamerie
1750 to 1751
Silver

Pair of Tureens

by Charles Kandler
1730
Silver

Chocolate Pot

by Abraham Portal
1755 to 1756
Silver and Wood

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Credit: St. Louis Museum of Art

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