Antique English Regency Silver Four Bottle Cruet Paul Storr 1820
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A rare, complete George III antique silver cruet set from Paul Storr, the world-renowned artisan silversmith. The set comprises a beautifully decorative silver cruet stand holding four exquisite condiment bottles traditionally for chili, soy, cayenne and ketchup.
The antique silver cruet stand has gadrooned edging, embellished at the corners with leaf and shell motifs. While the ring holder echoes this detailing, it also features two symmetrical fish, their mouths open to a stream of silver water pouring from a shell which crests the ring’s apex. The bottle-holders are adorned with four silver lions, and we see the lion’s splayed paws as the feet of the stand. This rare and therefore highly desirable Regency silver cruet set by Paul Storr carries the hallmarks for London 1820 and is cleared marked with ‘PS’, the mark of Paul Storr (for more on Paul Storr, see below). This four bottle antique cruet set was produced at the end of the reign of King George III (1760–1820) who was succeeded by his eldest son, King George IV (1820–1830). In excellent condition, the hallmarks on this silver condiment set are clear and there are no signs of repair or any dings or dents to the silverwork, as shown by the photographs above.
More About Paul Storr
Paul Storr (London, 1770–1844) became one of the most lauded silversmiths and goldsmiths of his era. His exquisite pieces were bought by the royal family and others of high social standing, and today, his silverwork can be found in royal palaces, stately homes and museums not just in the United Kingdom, but across the world. This desirable George III antique silver cruet was produced in 1820, when Storr had left the silversmiths and goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge and Rundell in the City of London and was enjoying a period of independence and artistic freedom. At this time, Storr was established as a craftsman of exceptional talent and patronage. In 1822 he partnered with John Mortimer in a new venture, Storr and Mortimer; he continued with Mortimer until his retirement in 1838.
To View this Paul Storr Antique Silver Four Bottle Cruet Set
To discover more about this rare Paul Storr antique silver four bottle cruet set, we recommend that if at all possible you inspect it in person by visiting our North London showroom. Here you can see this Regency Cruet Set at close quarters, and also see other pieces in our extensive collection. Before you make plans to visit our showroom, do call in advance (the number is given above) so we can ensure that this 1820 Paul Storr George III silver cruet set is still available and has not been reserved or sold. When you call, please have ready the reference number for this item to hand, which is shown above, so we can check that this antique silver Regency Cruet Set is still for sale.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 19 x Width 14 x Depth 14 & Weight 15 troy oz - Weight of frame
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 0.47 kg - Weight of frame
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.
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Our reference: 07147
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