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Antique Pair Paul Storr Sterling Silver Salvers 1814

The Marital Arms of Families of Thwaites and Dennett

Antique Sterling Silver Salvers | Paul Storr Silver Salvers | Ref. no. 07507 | Regent Antiques Sold

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This splendid duo of English antique sterling silver salvers, engraved with an identified crest and coat of arms, are the work of celebrated London silversmith Paul Storr.

Featuring exquisitely decorated gadroon rims adorned with shell and leaf motifs, these precious 1814 silver salvers are a prime example of Storr’s fine artistry.

Each salver bears a beautifully engraved coat of arms and crest. The arms as engraved upon this Pair of George III English sterling silver salvers by Paul Storr are those of Thwaites impaling Dennett. It is likely that these armorial bearings commemorated the marriage of a gentleman of the Thwaites family who hailed from Marston, Yorkshire, to a daughter of the Dennett family. The arms of the husband’s family appear on the ‘dexter’ (the heraldic right, which is on the left as you view the piece); and on the ‘sinister’ (the heraldic left, which is on the right as you view it), we see the arms of the family of the wife. The motto reads: Dum Spiro Spero: “While I breathe I hope”.

These antique sterling silver salvers are offered in excellent condition. The hallmarks for London 1814 and the maker’s mark of Paul Storr are clear and there are no signs or dents, dings, or repair (please examine the photographs above for confirmation).

More About Paul Storr

These highly collectable George III silver salvers were designed by famous silversmith Paul Storr (1770–1844; London, England). Storr registered his first mark in 1793. After completing his apprenticeship, he entered into two significant professional partnerships during the course of his career: in his early career, he joined Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in Ludgate Hill in the City of London, and later, John Mortimer in London’s West End. During his time with Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, Storr completed many commissions for royalty and other aristocracy, and his fame for exquisitely designed silverware grew (Rundell, Bridge & Rundell held the Royal Warrant from 1797–1843). Looking to assert his individual craftsmanship after overseeing a highly successful workshop, in 1819 Storr parted company with Rundell and set up an independent business in the Holborn area of London. In 1822 Storr partnered with John Mortimer in New Bond Street, who offered premises in London’s affluent West End. The partnership lasted until Storr’s retirement in 1838. Many of Storr’s masterful pieces can be viewed in the great houses and palaces of England, and in museums worldwide.

To View these antique sterling silver salvers by Paul Storr

We do recommend viewing these George III silver salvers in person; visiting our showroom is the best way to evaluate and inspect any of the pieces we hold. We therefore extend a warm invitation to you to visit our North London showroom to see these superb antique silver Salvers, along with our range of other items, including other Paul Storr collectables that we have in our showroom ready for you to see. If you do decide to come and see these Salvers, we ask you telephone us first to be sure that these antique silver Salvers are still available and have not been sold to anyone. Before you call us, please take a note of the item number, which is shown above, as we will ask you for it. When we have the item number, we’ll know straight away which sterling silver salvers you are enquiring about.

Regent Antiques – Showroom Opening Hours

Our showroom in London stays open from Mon to Fri 10am–5pm, and we extend a warm welcome to you to see these Paul Storr 1812 George III Salvers in person. We do also open our showroom on some Saturdays. If you are thinking about coming to our showroom on a Saturday, please call us during the week before making the trip to see if we will be open that Saturday. We don’t want you to have a wasted trip.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

The Paul Storr silver salvers shown here need very careful, expert packing and transportation so that they arrive at your home or other delivery address in the condition in which they left the warehouse. We can deliver these prized pieces to just about any place across the globe and we will be happy to handle the packing for you, but please do call or email us for a shipping quotation before buying these silver Platters so that we can comply with your shipping needs. Shipping to any address on the UK mainland is absolutely free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the Paul Storr sterling silver salvers, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these Paul Storr Salvers, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the Salvers as described. It is imperative that you return these Salvers in their 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 these Paul Storr Antique Salvers.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 3 x Width 31 x Depth 31

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 0 inches

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).


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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: 07507

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