A beautiful and rare Early 18th Century French Silver personal Stoup by Guillaume Victor DUCAMP from Lille.
A Beautiful work on the large private 18th century silver cross which surmounted by the titulus ‘INRI’, it features a Christ in the finely carved ‘Ronde bosse’.
The small Stoup is octagonal and shows a silver pearl lined lid with a spinning top finial, with the same spinning top on the bottom of the stoup.
Due to the size this would probably have been kept on a night table.
The Hallmarks are under the Fermiers Généraux régime (the Old Regime) for the city of Lille:
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You have the City Letter for Lille showing a crowned Fleur de Lys for the Years 1728-1729
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You have the Poinçon de Jurande or Lettre Date, showing a crowned Q for Lille for the year 1728-1729
Our Personal Stoup is dated 1728-1729.
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You have the Makers Mark for Guillaume Victor DURAND showing his two initials under an open crown..
Ducamp was born ‘After’ (no other records are available on his exact birth date) 1651 in Lille to Robert Ducamp and his wife Michelle Bollart. His brother Etienne was also a Silversmith.
He was controlled for the Maker’s Mark in 1687, in his workshop Place Gaingans, two doors down from his brother’s.
In the Written Records of Lille (Les Orfèvres de Lille- Volume 1) for him we see the exact record of this Personal Stoup Page 297.
Guillaume Victor DUCAMP passed away on April 16th 1735.