Antique Sterling Silver Teapot Paul Storr 1826
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A George IV sterling silver teapot by world-renowned silversmith, Paul Storr. The circular body features gadroon shoulder detailing and embossed fluting, which is echoed in the fluting on the domed cover.
With its flush hinges – a sign of excellent craftsmanship – the cover is topped with a wood finial, matching the swan’s neck wooden handle. This superb silver teapot is a wonderful example of the elegant design that characterises the exceptional artistry of Paul Storr.
This highly desirable silver teapot carries the hallmarks for London 1826 and is clearly stamped ‘PS’ the maker’s mark of Paul Storr (see below). This antique sterling silver teapot was produced during the short reign of King George IV (1820–1830); its elegant design is typical of the Regency period. In excellent condition, the hallmarks are clear and there are no signs of repair or any dings or dents to the silverwork, as the photographs testify.
More About Paul Storr
Paul Storr was born in London in 1770. Apprenticed in Soho, London, he was to become one of the most lauded silversmiths of his era, commissioned by the royal family, aristocrats and other influential clientele over a career that spanned 45 years. In 1826, when this beautiful George IV silver antique teapot was produced, Storr was in business with John Mortimer in London’s affluent West End; at this point in his career Storr’s artistry was renowned throughout the country. Storr retired in 1838, 12 years after producing this beautiful silver teapot, and just after the beginning of the Victorian age: the fine, elegant lines of Regency style were to change as society turned to elaborate, decorative detailing. Today, Storr silverware can be found across the world, in public museums and in private collections.
To View this Paul Storr Silver Teapot
If you would like to know more about this Paul Storr antique silver teapot, we recommend that if at all possible, you view it in person. You are warmly invited to visit our showroom, which is in North London, to view this silver teapot along with our huge range of other collectable pieces. Before you travel to see us, do call before you set off to be sure that this 1826 Paul Storr teapot is still on sale and has not been reserved or sold. When you telephone us, please have the item reference number with you, given above, so we will be able to check that this charming silver teapot is still for sale and available for viewing.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This Paul Storr antique sterling silver teapot requires very careful packing and transportation so that you receive it undamaged and in the exact condition in which it has left our warehouse. We can deliver this George IV silver teapot to almost any place in the world and we can organise the packing of this item for you, but please do request a shipping quotation from us before buying this item so that we can meet your exact delivery requirements. Shipping to any mainland UK address is free.
If you are not satisfied with the Paul Storr silver teapot you have ordered, we do offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping costs for this antique teapot, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the antique silver teapot as described. You must return the item to us in its original packaging and condition.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this Paul Storr 1826 antique teapot.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 14 & Weight 18 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches & Weight 0.56 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06872
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