Paul Storr Silver
If Hester Bateman was “the Queen of English Silver” then Paul Storr should probably be designated as the King. Paul Storr appear…
If Hester Bateman was “the Queen of English Silver” then Paul Storr should probably be designated as the King.
Paul Storr appeared on the scene somewhat later than Hester Bateman but made an equally powerful and important contribution to the history of silver in this country. Paul Storr silver items are today highly sought after and prized amongst antique silver collectors and enthusiasts.
Paul Storr was an English silversmith working in the Neoclassical style during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His work ranges from simple day-to-day tableware through to magnificent pieces commissioned for royalty and members of the aristocracy. Paul Storr produced much of the silver that was purchased by George III and George IV.
Regent Antiques - bringing you a choice selection of Paul Storr silver
We have some lovely examples of his work including an antique silver christening mug, silver salvers, tureens, teapots, sugar bowls and dishes, all exemplifying the Neoclassical style with decoration including beading and gadrooned borders.
Some of these Paul Storr silver items that we offer for sale are engraved with coats of arms from their original owners, making for fascinating provenances. All of the items that we offer for sale are in excellent condition and we welcome you to view the photographs supplied with every item in order to satisfy yourself as to their condition. Please also take note of the item dimensions to make sure it is suitable for your needs.
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Antique Paul Storr George III Sterling Silver Salver 1811 19th CenturyThis is a wonderful English antique George III sterling silver 10 inch salver, by the world famous silversmith Paul Storr. It has clear hallmarks for London 1811 and the makers mark of Paul Storr. It is typical of his work with the raised gadrooned rim with anthemion on shells and with anthemion at intervals, on four fabulous foliate bracket feet. The salver is engraved with a crest and motto and the underside is later engraved Charlotte J. Parke from C. J. Parke, March 1893' The centre is engraved with a crest above a motto 'True and Fast' and I have researched this crest: The Crest of Parke The crest as engraved upon this George III English Sterling Silver Footed Salver by Paul Storr hallmarked London 1811 is that of the family of Parke. It may be blazoned as follows: Crest: A stag’s head couped sable holding in the mouth a key or Motto: True and fast The family of Parke originally hailed from the County of Cumberland in the northeast of England1 later settling in the County of Dorset at Henbury House, Sturminster Marshal, near Wimborne. Given the evidence of the inscription found on the underside of the salver ‘Charlotte J. Parke from C. J. Parke, March 1893’ it was undoubtedly at one time in the possession of Charles Joseph Parke (died 9th March 1893) of Henbury House aforesaid and gifted to Charlotte Josephine Parke (baptised 4th January 1857 died 2nd January 1941) his third daughter by his wife, Ellen Mary Ethelston. I would venture the following hypothesis that the salver was bequeathed to Charlotte in her father’s will that was granted probate at London on the 20th May 1893. The ‘March 1893’ of the inscription acts as a remembrance of the month of the death of her father. It was noted that Charlotte’s father left an estate worth some £66,892, 19 shillings and one pence, a very considerable sum in the last decade of the 19th Century and even thereafter. Charlotte never married and was living at the time of her death at The Coppice, Sixpenny Handley in the County of Dorset. Her will was proved for probate at Llandudno on the 25th March 1941. She left an estate worth £18,866, 10 shillings and 4 pence. Again, a comfortable sum in 1941. See the photo of Henbury House, Sturminster Marshal, near Wimborne, Co. Dorset. The former seat of the Parke family. The house was destroyed by fire, the remains of which were demolished in the 1990's. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 2 x Width 26.5 x Depth 26.5
Weight 0.69 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 10 inches x Depth 10 inches
Weight 1.5 lbs
Antique Paul Storr Large William IV Silver Tray Salver by 1837 19th CenturyThis is a wonderful English antique William IV sterling silver tray, or salver, by the world famous silversmith Paul Storr. It has clear hallmarks for London 1837 the makers mark of Paul Storr and is also engraved Storr & Mortimer 36, they were Goldsmiths and Jewellers to Her Majesty’ (1822-1839). It is typical of his work with the octafoil shape and the exquisitely detailed foliate and acorn rim. It is raised on four delightful foliate and shell scroll feet. The centre is engraved with a shield shaped coat of arms encompassing the lion rampant which I have had researched: The Arms of the Family of King The arms as engraved upon this William IV English Sterling Silver Footed Salver by Paul Storr hallmarked London 1837 are those of the family of King. They may be blazoned as follows: Arms: Sable a lion rampant between three crosses formy fitchy argent Undoubtedly this salver was in the possession of a gentleman who was member of a family bearing the name of King. There are a number of variants of these armorial bearings being borne by King families. Very often the lion is of a different tincture but the field of the shield is invariably remains ‘sable’. Similar arms and crest were recorded by Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux King of Arms in his Visitation of the County of Kent of 1663 to the family of King, of Bromley. The tinctures of both arms and crest of King, of Bromley were slightly different to those engraved upon this tureen in that the Visitation family’s arms were ‘Sable a lion rampant ermine between three crosses paty fitchy or’ 1 and the crest ‘A lion’s gamb erect and erased sable holding a cross paty fitchy or’(see illustration below). These arms and crest were granted by Sir Edward Walker, Garter King of Arms on the 20th February 1660 – 61; and yet another Kentish family of King, of Bellevue who were created Baronets within the Baronetage of Great Britain in 1792 bore for their arms ‘Sable a lion rampant erminois between three crosses paty fitchy or’. Their crest being the same as the family of King, of Bromley. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Please see potos of the 2nd Baronet Timothy Shelley, 1753-1844 and Castle Goring, his home. Condition: In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 4 x Width 44 x Depth 44
Weight 63 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches
Weight 1.96 kg
Antique Paul Storr Large William IV Silver Tray Salver 1820 19th CenturyThis is a wonderful English antique William IV sterling silver tray, or salver, by the world famous silversmith Paul Storr. It has clear hallmarks for London 1820 the makers mark of Paul Storr. It is typical of his work with the octafoil shape and the exquisitely detailed reeded rim, and it is raised on four delightful foliate and shell scroll feet. The centre is engraved with a shield shaped coat of arms which I have had researched. The Marital Arms of Knollis and Hallifax The armorial bearings as engraved upon this George IV Large English Sterling Silver Footed Salver by Paul Storr hallmarked London 1820 are those of the family of Knollis with Hallifax in pretence. These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing the arms of the husband over the entire surface of the shield, whilst the arms of the wife (as an heraldic heiress) are placed on a small shield (known as an escutcheon of pretence) centrally on the husband’s arms. They may be blazoned as follows: Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Azure crusily of cross crosslets a cross moline voided or (for Knollys) 2nd and 3rd Gules on a chevron argent three roses of the field barbed proper (for Knollys) over all an escutcheon of pretence Or on a pile engrailed sable between two fountains barry wavy of six argent and azure three cross crosslets of the first (for Hallifax) Crest: An elephant argent [differenced with a mullet1 ] (for Knollys) Motto: In utrumque paratus [Prepared for either] (for Knollys) These armorial bearings undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of The Honourable and Reverend Francis Knollis2 (baptised 3rd January 1743 died 27th February 1826), 1 The cadency mark for a third son of a family. 2 Francis appears to have preferred this spelling of his family’s surname. It is spelt as it is to be pronounced. of Burford in the County of Oxfordshire and of Eastleach Martin in the County of Gloucestershire and Mary Hallifax (baptised 5th March 1753 buried 18th December 1830). Francis and Mary were married at the Parish Church of St Mary, Ewell in the County of Surrey on the 9th June 1772. Francis was the third son of Charles Knollys (the titular 5th Earl of Banbury) 3 and his wife, Martha Hughes, whilst Mary was the daughter of The Reverend James Hallifax, of Ewell aforesaid and his wife, Elizabeth Chardavoyn. 3 Francis’s father claimed to be the 5th Earl of Banbury. A claim that continued to be pursued by the family until William Knollys, the titular 8th Earl of Banbury (born 1763 died 1834) was forced to discontinue its use by a resolution of the House of Lords which rejected his claim to the earldom in 1813. The crest surmounts a detailed dedication: This piece of plate was presented to the Honourable Rev Knolls by the inhabitants of the town and immediate neighbourhood of Burford on his completing the fiftieth year of his incumbency as the vicar of Burford. In testimony of their high respect 11th April 1821 There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 3 x Width 36 x Depth 36
Weight 49 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches
Weight 1.52 kg
Antique Paul Storr Sterling Silver Soup Tureen 1804 19th CThis is a wonderful English antique George III sterling silver soup tureen by the world famous and celebrated silversmith Paul Storr. It has hallmarks for London 1804, the makers mark of Paul Storr on each part and it bears a stunning coat of arms over a coronet which I have had researched: The Crests of Parkyns, Baron Rancliffe The crests as engraved upon this George III English Sterling Silver Tureen by Paul Storr hallmarked London 1804 are those borne by Parkyns, Baron Rancliffe. They may be blazoned as follows: Crests: (Dexter) Out of a ducal coronet or a demi-eagle displayed azure billety of the first each billet charged with an ermine spot sable (for Parkyns) (Sinister) Out of a ducal coronet or a demi-swan rousant proper collared and lined (……?) holding the beak (……?) (for possibly Isham) The crests are ensigned with a baron’s coronet. Given the date of hallmarking of this tureen it was undoubtedly in the possession of George Augustus Henry Anne Parkyns (born 10th June 1785 died 1st November 1850), the 2nd Baron Rancliffe and 4th Baronet of Bunny in the County of Nottinghamshire. George was the only son of Thomas Boothby Parkyns, 1st Baron Rancliffe and his wife, Elizabeth Anne James. George married Lady Elizabeth Mary Theresa Forbes (born 1786 died 1852), the eldest daughter of George Forbes, 6th Earl of Granard and his wife, Lady Selina Frances Rawdon, the youngest daughter of John Rawdon, the 1st Earl of Moira in October 1807. George served as an officer in both the 10th Light Dragoons and the 15th Light Dragoons and achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He was placed on half pay in that rank until it was stopped in 1834. George also served as an equerry to his godfather the Prince of Wales. As his family’s peerage was one in the Peerage of Ireland it allowed him to sit in the British House of Commons as a Member of Parliament within a period of twenty-four years of the following seats: Minehead (1806 – 07) and Nottingham (1812 – 29 and 1826 – 30). Upon George’s death in 1850, the Irish Barony of Rancliffe fell into extinction for the want of a male heir. The family baronetcy of Bunny however was inherited by his first cousin, Thomas George Augustus Parkyns, a grandson of the 3rd baronet. The tureen of striking circular form with a decorative reeded rim and elegant reeded scroll handles with lion masques. The dome cover has a stunning ornate heart pendant foliate handle and is engraved with the crest. It is raised on a circular plinth base with beautiful reeded decoration. Please see picture of George Augustus Henry Anne Parkyns and photo of his home, Bunny Hall, which was built circa 1725. Condition: In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 30 x Width 37 x Depth 28
Weight 127 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 11 inches
Weight 3.95 kg