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Lot 477: Beaker, Jean-Marie Lamothe

Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 of 3

by Neal Auction Company

December 3, 2016

New Orleans, LA, USA

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  • Beaker, Jean-Marie Lamothe
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Description: New Orleans Coin Silver Beaker, Jean-Marie Lamothe (b. Sainte-Domingue 1795, d. New Orleans 1880) and Jean-Baptiste Lamothe (b. Sainte-Domingue 1800, d. New Orleans 1874), wc. 1824-1846, marked "Lamothe" in conforming cartouche, triple struck; seamed construction with applied molded rims, script monogram "AG", h. 3 1/4 in., wt. 2.90 troy ozs. Note: The Lamothe brothers were members of the largest family of silversmiths in 19th century New Orleans, which included their father, master silversmith Pierre Lamothe, their maternal grandfather Jean Couvertie, uncles Jean-Baptiste and Louis-Gabriel Couvertie, as well as cousins. The family fled their home in Sainte-Domingue during the slave uprising, going to Santiago de Cuba in about 1803. They came to New Orleans in 1810 when the French were expelled from Cuba. Jean-Marie Lamothe served as sergeant in Plauche's Battalion, Louisiana Militia, during the Battle of New Orleans. Ref.: Crescent City Silver, pp. 68-73, closely related beakers illustrated pp.72 and 73, mark illustrated p. 126; Mackie,

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