Antique Sterling Silver Teapot Paul Storr 1836
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A William IV silver teapot by world-renowned silversmith, Paul Storr. The body of the pot is a compressed melon shape, graced with a flush hinged dome cover and drop-shape scrolled finial.
The sterling silver loop handle is beautifully embellished with an acanthus leaf design, forming an elegant thumbpiece near the upper socket. The spout of this silver Paul Storr teapot is swan-necked, decorated with the elegant acanthus motif which is also seen in the scrolled feet.
This highly collectible William IV silver teapot bears hallmarks for London 1836, the maker’s mark of Paul Storr (‘PS’) and the mark of Storr and Mortimer. This antique sterling silver teapot is an excellent example of the mastery of Paul Storr, made during the reign of William IV (1830–1837); William was succeeded by Queen Victoria in 1837, just one year after this lovely Regency silver teapot was produced. The piece is in exceedingly good condition; the hallmarks are defined, and there are no signs of repair, nor dings or dents, as the photographs show. This antique teapot is a wonderful example of Paul Storr, whose work enjoys enduring popularity today.
More About Paul Storr
This silver teapot was created in 1836 at height of Paul Storr’s success, after more than forty years in silversmithing (he registered his first mark in 1793). In 1836 Storr was in business with John Mortimer at 13 New Bond Street, London, selling to a highly influential clientele. Paul Storr (1770–1844) was one of the most renowned silversmiths of the 1800s. Before joining Mortimer in 1822, Storr was in partnership with Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, who held the Royal Warrant; Storr’s work was highly sought after by royalty and aristocratic families. Many of Storr’s exquisite pieces may be found in private collections, stately homes, palaces, and museums worldwide.
To View this Paul Storr Silver Tea Pot
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a Paul Storr antique sterling silver teapot, and this requires very skillful packaging and transport so that it arrives at your given address securely. We can deliver this Regency silver teapot to almost any place globally, and are happy to take care of the packing for you, but please do get in touch by phone or email for a shipping quotation first before purchasing this beautiful piece so that we can meet your shipping needs. Shipping to any mainland UK address is completely free of charge.
If you are not satisfied with the Paul Storr silver teapot you have chosen, 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 this silver teapot, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article 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 antique teapot.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 13.5 x Width 28 x Depth 17
Weight 27 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 7 inches
Weight 0.84 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).
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Our reference: 08670