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Paul Storr

Paul Storr (28 October 1770 – 18 March 1844 ), was one of the most talented silversmiths of the late Georgian period. Today his legacy of exceptionally well crafted silver can be found worldwide in museums and private collections. Son of Thomas Storr, a silver chaser, apprenticed 1785 to Andrew Fogelberg. First mark, as plateworker, in partnership with William Frisbee 1792. Second mark alone 1793. 3rd mark 1793. 4th mark 1794. 5th mark 1799. Subsequent 6th – 12th marks entered 1807-1834.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, established as one of London’s top silversmiths, he was producing commissions for Royalty. In 1801 he married Elizabeth Susanna Beyer with whom he was to have ten children. In 1807 Paul Storr entered into a working relationship with Philip Rundell and by 1811 was a partner, and managing the workshops for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. During this period he kept his own marks and separate workshop, however Rundell, Bridge & Rundell were appointed Goldsmith in Ordinary to George III in 1804, and through them his reputation as a master silversmith grew.
His talents lay in being able to transform ideas and designs from Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s designers, William Theed II and later John Flaxman II. Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s reputation grew due to the subsequent patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV). Storr left RUNDELL, BRIDGE & RUNDELL in 1819 and went into partnership with John Mortimer, the assistant of a retiring retail goldsmith and jeweller, WILLIAM GRAY, of 13 New Bond Street. The firm was renamed STORR & MORTIMER and Storr concentrated on the manufacture of goods for Mortimer to sell in the shop at 13 New Bond Street. Storr and Mortimer, now manufacturing and retail goldsmiths, jewellers and silversmiths with an influential clientele, moved to 156, New Bond Street, in 1838. Storr retired to Tooting in 1839 and died in 1844.

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Paul Storr

Paul Storr (28 October 1770 – 18 March 1844 ), was one of the most talented silversmiths of the late Georgian period. Today his legacy of exceptionally well crafted silver can be found worldwide in museums and private collections. Son of Thomas Storr, a silver chaser, apprenticed 1785 to Andrew Fogelberg. First mark, as plateworker, in partnership with William Frisbee 1792. Second mark alone 1793. 3rd mark 1793. 4th mark 1794. 5th mark 1799. Subsequent 6th – 12th marks entered 1807-1834.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, established as one of London’s top silversmiths, he was producing commissions for Royalty. In 1801 he married Elizabeth Susanna Beyer with whom he was to have ten children. In 1807 Paul Storr entered into a working relationship with Philip Rundell and by 1811 was a partner, and managing the workshops for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. During this period he kept his own marks and separate workshop, however Rundell, Bridge & Rundell were appointed Goldsmith in Ordinary to George III in 1804, and through them his reputation as a master silversmith grew.
His talents lay in being able to transform ideas and designs from Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s designers, William Theed II and later John Flaxman II. Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s reputation grew due to the subsequent patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV). Storr left RUNDELL, BRIDGE & RUNDELL in 1819 and went into partnership with John Mortimer, the assistant of a retiring retail goldsmith and jeweller, WILLIAM GRAY, of 13 New Bond Street. The firm was renamed STORR & MORTIMER and Storr concentrated on the manufacture of goods for Mortimer to sell in the shop at 13 New Bond Street. Storr and Mortimer, now manufacturing and retail goldsmiths, jewellers and silversmiths with an influential clientele, moved to 156, New Bond Street, in 1838. Storr retired to Tooting in 1839 and died in 1844.

  • 1799

    Paul Storr

    8493 George III Entree Dish by Paul Storr

    £4,350

    A superb late 18th century sterling silver serving dish of circular form. Elegant plain styling with a broad band of gadroon border and ivory finial. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you would expect from this world famous English silversmith. Originally part of a large set of 4 or more dishes, this tureen is number 3 (with 3 dots). Silver weight 1596 grams, 51.3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter 28 cms. London 1799. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1835

    Paul Storr

    8535 Antique Silver Salvers by Paul Storr

    £8,500

    A stunning pair of antique sterling silver salvers with heavy cast borders and pierced scrolling feet. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. The shaped and pierced decorative borders have intricate all over foliate scroll decoration with 8 roundels. The centre has a thick band of deep chased engraving which matches the border. Marked underneath with numbers 3 and 5 so these salvers must have originally been from a set of 6 or more. Total weight 1666 grams, 53.5 troy ounces. Diameter 25 cms. Height 2.8 cms. London 1835. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1830

    Paul Storr

    9083 Antique Silver Salt Cellars by Paul Storr

    £4,950

    A trio of superb quality silver salts by the world famous English silversmith Paul Storr. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this sought after maker. Each rococo sea shell is supported on three conch shell feet and has the original gilt interior.To the front of each is a hand engraved crest. Total weight 393 grams, 12.6 troy ounces. Height 5cm. Top measures 10x9cm. London 1830. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1820

    Paul Storr

    9542 George III Antique Silver Salver by Paul Storr

    £2,350

    A handsome antique sterling silver salver with a broad gadroon border, the feet with shell and grapevine design. Excellent quality as you’d expect by the prestigious English master silversmith Paul Storr. To the centre there is a finely engraved armorial with a motto in Welsh “Bydd Syw Negis Sarpe”. Weight 553 grams, 17.7 troy ounces. Diameter 22.5cm. Height 2.9cm. London 1820. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1819

    Paul Storr

    9658 George III Silver Platter

    £5,750

    A handsome antique sterling silver serving platter of oval form with a shaped gadroon border. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Large size. On the top edge, to both sides, there is a hand engraved armorial* with motto for the Earl of Stamford. Weight 3591 grams, 115.4 troy ounces. Top measures 61 x 45 cm. London 1819. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1820

    Paul Storr

    9953 George III Silver Salver

    £1,750

    A handsome antique sterling silver salver having a broad gadroon border interspersed with shell motifs. Nice chunky size and good weight. Excellent quality as you’d expect by the prestigious English master silversmith Paul Storr. This type of small size tray is often referred to as a waiter and is ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Weight 553 grams, 17.7 troy ounces. Diameter 22.5cm. Height 2.9cm. London 1820. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1814

    Paul Storr

    8275 George III Silver Wine Funnel by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver wine strainer with a broad shell and gadroon border, pretty shell thumb piece and attractive ribbed decoration to both pieces. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. With hand engraved crest and initial to both funnel and strainer. Good weight 203 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Diameter 9.3 cms. London 1814. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    8357 Pair of Georgian Silver Dinner Plates by Paul Storr

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    An important pair of antique sterling silver plates with plain styling and magnificent shell and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Hand engraved to the top and bottom rim there are two crests and mottos for the Marquis of Londonderry* and the Order of the Bath. The underside bears the pattern number 820. Total weight 1515 grams, 48.7 troy ounces. Diameter 26.25 cms. London 1813. This handsome pair of ambassadorial silver plates were made by the celebrated London silversmith Paul Storr (1771-1844) for 1st Baron Charles William Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), on his appointment as ambassador at Vienna on 27 August 1814.

  • 1808

    Paul Storr

    8369 George III Silver Salver by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver salver with a broad shell and gadroon border and outspreading paw feet. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the centre there is a large hand engraved armorial bearing the Royal Coat of Arms superimposed by a prince or princess’s coronet. Weight 862 grams, 27.7 troy ounces. Diameter 26 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1808. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    8472 Pair of Georgian Silver Second Course Plates by Paul Storr

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    An important pair of antique sterling silver plates with plain styling and unusual naturalistic leaf border. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. The underside bears the pattern number 371. Total weight 1177 grams, 37.8 troy ounces. Diameter 27 cms. London 1813. Maker Paul Storr (1771-1844).

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    8474 George III Silver Salver by Paul Storr

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    A superb antique sterling silver salver with a broad shell and gadroon border and paw feet. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the centre there is a large hand engraved armorial. Small size and suitable for use as a wine coaster or teapot stand. Weight 287 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Diameter 16.5 cms (inside measure 10.5 cms). Height 2 cms. London 1813. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1802

    Paul Storr

    8499 Large George III Silver Bowl by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver bowl with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Good size. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you would expect from this world famous English silversmith. There is a large hand engraved armorial to the front with the motto “Spe et Labore” – ‘By Hope and Work’. Weight 1070 grams, 34.4 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 24 cms. London 1802. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1826

    Paul Storr

    8501 George III Silver Mug by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug on a pedestal foot. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. Plain styling with a semi ribbed body and the trademark serpent handle popularly used by this famous maker. Original gilding to the interior. Good gauge silver. Contains 125 ml. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.5 (to top of handle). Diameter of top 7.5 cms. Spread 10 cms. London 1826. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1811

    Paul Storr

    8532 George III Silver Salver by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver salver with a broad shaped gadroon border and classical design feet (similar to the architectural ionic capital). Excellent quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the centre there is a hand engraved crest. Weight 712 grams, 22.8 troy ounces. Diameter 25 cms. Height 2.8 cms. London 1811. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1822

    Paul Storr

    8718 Georgian Silver Teapot by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver teapot with a low chunky shape and half ribbed fluting. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the front there is an engraved crest of a bird with a snake. Weight 777 grams, 24.9 troy ounces. Capacity 1150 ml. Height 12 cms (to top of finial). Spread 27 cms. Top measures 16.5×17.25 cms. London 1822. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1834

    Paul Storr

    8734 Antique Silver Wine Ewer by Paul Storr

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    A superb antique sterling silver wine jug with a shaped vase form on spreading pedestal foot. Fantastic quality from top to toe, just as you’d expect from this prestigious English master silversmith. The decoration is superb with cast applied mounts, lid finial and embossed foot, all with a vine leaf and grape decoration. The lower body is leaf wrapped. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 995 grams, 31.9 troy ounces. Height 29.5 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1834. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1812

    Paul Storr

    8741 George III Silver Serving Platter by Paul Storr

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    An imposing antique sterling silver serving dish of oval form. The broad cast border, with shell and gadroon decoration, has deep relief and good, crisp definition. Fantastic quality from top to toe, just as you’d expect from this prestigious English master silversmith. Weight 3990 grams, 128.2 troy ounces; this silver plate is exceptionally heavy and feels very good in the hand. Length 58 cms. Width 43 cms. London 1812. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1810

    Paul Storr

    8841 George III Silver Entre Dishes by Paul Storr

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver serving dishes with matching cushion shape covers and magnificent detachable lion mounted ring handles. Elegant plain styling with a broad band of ribbing and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. The covers are mounted front and back with royal armorial plaques having the motto “Honi Soit Qui Mal YPense” and the crest of a centaur holding a bow and arrow. These are the arms of the Fitzmaurice family (the Marquesses of Lansdowne). The same armorial is hand engraved to the front and back of the bases. Silver weight 4021 grams, 129 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. (to top of handle). Base measures 26.5 x 22 cms. London 1810. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1824

    Paul Storr

    8846 Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Weight 361 grams, 11.6 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Spread 17.5 cms. Diameter 15 cms. London 1824. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1828

    Paul Storr

    8886 George III Silver Salver by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver salver with a broad shell and gadroon border and grape decorated shell feet. Excellent quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the centre there is a large hand engraved armorial with a prince or princess’s coronet above, and the motto “Deo Rece Patris” below. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Diameter 24 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1828. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1832

    Paul Storr

    8926 Antique Silver Mustard Pot by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mustard pot of solid proportions with typical Georgian half ribbed body and shell and gadroon borders. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. Heavy gauge silver. With a cast flower finial and leaf mounted paw feet. To the front is a hand engraved crest of a lion. Weight 357 grams, 11.4 cms. Height 8.7 cms. Spread 12 cms. London 1832. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1799

    Paul Storr

    8986 Georgian Silver Sauce Tureens by Paul Storr

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver tureens. Classic plain styling and oval boat shape with reed borders and detachable ring handles. The bases have a large hand engraved armorial to the front and reverse. The lids have a hand engraved crest to both sides. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Cast pedestal foot. Weight 1401 grams, 45 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Spread across handles 24.4 cms. Tureen rim 18.4 x 10.5 cms. London 1799. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1805

    Paul Storr

    9007 George III Salt Cellars by Paul Storr

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    A set of 4 superb quality silver salts by the world famous English silversmith Paul Storr. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this sought after maker. Substantial chunky shape and typical Georgian features with half fluted decoration and borders. Cast pedestal foot and original gilt interiors. To the front of each is a lion crest. Total weight 646 grams, 20.7 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. London 1805. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1800 - 1802

    Paul Storr

    9171 George III Antique Silver Tureens by Paul Storr

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    A magnificent suite of antique sterling silver tureens of oval form with ornate double flying handles and heavy shaped and cast feet with acanthus leaf ornament. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Elegant plain styling with a broad border of gadroon ribbing around the top edge. The covers are hand engraved to the front and back with a bugle crest. The bases have a matching armorial hand engraved to the front. Exceptional weight 5359 grams, 172.3 troy ounces. Large tureen – height 30 cm (to top of handle), spread 40 cm, top edge of base measures 37 x 21.5 cm. Small tureens – height 15.5 (to top of handle), Spread 21 cm, top edge of base measures 18.5 cm x 10.5 cm. London 1800 (small) and 1802 (large). Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1815

    Paul Storr

    9197 George III Silver Chamberstick by Paul Storr

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    A rare antique sterling silver chamber stick with the excellent quality you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Plain classic Georgian style with broad shell and gadroon borders. Good gauge silver. Total weight 490 grams, 15.7 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Diameter 17.5 cms. The chamberstick, nozzle and candle snuffer are all marked London 1815. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1821

    Paul Storr

    9307 Georgian Silver Teapot by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver teapot with a low chunky shape and half ribbed fluting and quality flush hinge to the lid. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche and to the reverse there is an axe crest. Weight 740 grams, 23.7 troy ounces. Capacity 1200 ml. Height 12 cm (to top of finial). Spread 28.5 cm. London 1821. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1821

    Paul Storr

    6136 Georgian Silver Entrée Dish

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    An impressive antique sterling silver serving dish and cover by the world renowned maker. Excellent gauge silver. Typical Georgian style with handsome applied gadroon borders and decorative shell and foliage mounts. The matching handle has a bayonet fitting and when removed the cover can be used as an open dish. There is an engraved cartouche (uninscribed) to both sides of the cover. Weight 2283 grams, 73.4 troy ounces. Length 33.5 cms. Width 25 cms. Height 15 cms. London 1821. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1837

    Joseph Angell

    6467 Set of Silver Serving Dishes by Paul Storr and Joseph Angell

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    A fabulous pair of antique sterling silver dishes by the world famous English silversmith together with a matching platter by Joseph Angell. With beautiful scroll and shell decorated borders they have a wide band of chased basket weave ornament. Fantastic quality. Total weight 2518 grams, 80.9 troy ounces.
    Pair of circular dishes – weight 1628 grams, 52.3 troy ounces. Diameter 30.5 cms. London 1837. Maker Paul Storr.
    Oval platter – weight 890 grams, 28.6 troy ounces. 46.5 x 37 cms. London 1838. Maker Joseph Angell.

  • 1798

    Paul Storr

    6876 George III Silver Jug by Paul Storr

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    A fine antique silver jug by this highly sought after English maker. Very plain design with a slightly hammered finish. In the form of a 5th century BC Etruscan beaked oinochoe. Heavy gauge silver. With a hand engraved crest of a lion to the front. Weight 636 grams, 20.4 troy ounces. Contains 800 ml. Height 17 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1798. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1802

    Paul Storr

    7373 Georgian Silver Sauce Tureens by Paul Storr

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver tureens. Elegant plain styling and oval boat shape with gadroon borders and ring handles. The bases have a hand engraved crest to the front of the foot. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Weight 1403 grams, 45.1 troy ounces. Height 18cm. Spread 24cm. Tureen rim 17 x 11.5cm. London 1802. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1826

    Paul Storr

    7386 Georgian Second Course Plate by Paul Storr

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    A magnificent show. A large antique silver platter having decorative reed and ribbon borders with grape vine ornament. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. With a hand engraved crest to one side. Weight 930 grams, 29.8 troy ounces approx. Diameter 28 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1826. Maker Paul Storr. Three dishes available (prices separately)

  • 1810

    Paul Storr

    7472 George III Silver Goblet by Paul Storr

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    A handsome antique sterling silver cup of strong circular form raised on a pedestal foot. Fantastic quality as you’d expect by this prestigious English master silversmith. Broad decorative borders with vine leaf and classical decoration to the body, column and foot. Original gilding to the interior. Good gauge silver. Contains 550 ml. Weight 470 grams, 15.1 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Diameter of top 11 cms. London 1810. Maker Paul Storr.

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