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Antique Silver Salvers by Paul Storr

£8,500

Stock: 8535

Date: 1835

Maker: Paul Storr

Country: England

A stunning pair of antique sterling silver salvers with heavy cast borders and pierced scrolling feet. Fantastic quality as you'd...

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Description

Description

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. Scratchweights engraved underneath of 27=6 and 27=0.

Total weight 1666 grams, 53.5 troy ounces.

Diameter 25 cms. Height 2.8 cms.

London 1835.

Maker Paul Storr.

Condition

These imposing silver trays are in very good condition. Exceptional weight. Marked underneath with a number and scratch weight. Each with a full set of clear and matching set of English silver hallmarks. The centres have previously been inscribed. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: 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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