Antique Pair Paul Storr Sterling Silver Salvers 1810
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A pair of English George III antique sterling silver salvers by world-famous silversmith, Paul Storr. The salvers – trays used for formal occasions – are a wonderful example of Georgian silverwork, with their exquisitely decorated gadroon rims, shell motifs and panel feet.
The Salvers’ gadroon rims are ornately carved, and the rim is intersected by twelve shell-and-leaf motifs; six larger motifs and six smaller ones sit in perfect arrangement. These Antique Salvers also feature panel feet, which are decorated with scrolled foliage and delicately fashioned four-petalled flowers.
These beautifully ornate George III antique sterling silver salvers bear hallmarks for London 1810 and the maker’s mark of Paul Storr, ‘P S’, which appear on the underside of each salver. Both silver salvers are in fine condition; the hallmarks are clear, and there are no signs of repair, dings or dents, as you can see in the photographs above.
More About Paul Storr
Paul Storr (1770–1844) was one of the most celebrated silversmiths of the nineteenth century. Born in London, England, he worked independently and in partnership, notably with Rundell, Bridge & Rundell and later, John Mortimer, with whom he formed Storr and Mortimer based in the heart of London’s West End. Much of his work has graced the tables of the aristocracy; Rundell, Bridge & Rundell were silversmiths and goldsmiths appointed to George III. Storr’s reputation continued to grow when he partnered with John Mortimer, in London’s West End. Storr’s beautiful silverwork can be seen in stately homes, and within museums worldwide.
To View these Paul Storr Sterling Silver Salvers
We do recommend that you view any piece in person, wherever possible. With this in mind, we invite you to our North London showroom to see these lovely silver salvers, along with our wide variety of other items and other Paul Storr collectables that we have in stock. If you do intend to make a special journey to see these items, please call us first to make sure that these Paul Storr sterling silver salvers are still available to you and have not been sold before you arrive. When you call or visit, do have the item reference number to hand, which is shown above. We can then quickly identify the item you are interested in within our large collection.
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To discover out more about these Paul Storr sterling silver salvers and to ask any questions you may have about these items, you are very welcome to phone us – our in-house experts are available on the phone number shown above. When calling us please let us know the item number, shown above, so we can identify the item(s) you would like to discuss.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
The Paul Storr sterling silver salvers shown here need expert, careful packing and transportation so that they arrive at your chosen delivery address safely and without damage. We can deliver these silver salvers to virtually any address in the world, and we will be delighted to handle the packing for you – however, please do phone or email us for a shipping quotation first before buying this item so that we can fully meet all your shipping needs. Shipping to any mainland UK address 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 sterling silver salvers, unless we have inaccurately described the item in some material way and you do not receive the Salvers as described. You must return them 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 sterling silver salvers.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 3 x Width 26.5 x Depth 26.5
Weight 45 troy oz - Weight of the pair
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 10 inches x Depth 10 inches
Weight 1.40 kg - Weight of the pair
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: 07839
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