English Sterling Silver Trumpet Coffee Pot Paul Storr 1838 Raised Dagger
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English Sterling Silver Trumpet Coffee Pot Paul Storr 1838 Raised Dagger:
IMPORTANT ENGLISH STERLING SILVER PAUL STORR TRUMET EWER COFFEE POT; PERIOD ENGRAVED RAISED DAGGER FAMILY CREST; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is a museum worthy 1838 sterling silver Paul Storr trumpet form coffee pot.
Storr was without question, the most important London silversmith of all time.
First listed in 1792 with William Fearn. His mastery of the Neo-classical style of the Regency period was without equal. Later he produced some less famous rococo creations.
Much of the silver in the Royal collection can be traced to him. Along with examples in every major collection worldwide.
His production of fine silver even surpassed Lamerie, of the previous generation.
Examples from Storr this late in his career are especially rare.
In rarely seen trumpet or if you prefer bell form.
Family crest a knight's arm with dagger, set in rolling vine framed medallion. Flanked by long sweeping vine on satin surface.
Unique double scallop rim to high arched spout. The cover recessed deep within the calloped rim. Topped with hallmarked flower and spread leaf finial, satin surface.
Atop boldly cast vine framed layered acanthus centre scroll feet.
This museum worthy 1838 Paul Storr sterling silver raised dagger ewer is 9 1/2 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling weighs 27 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked throughout in several places.
Excellent condition. Rich sterling patina throughout. Interior clean as if little used. The acnthus handle and feet and floral medallion retain their original crisp hand chased detail. Cover well fit. Handle secure and with original heat stops. Sits even on table.
For the discerning collector of the finest early 19th century English silver. Focused upon the most renowned maker of the day. A museum worthy 1838 English sterling silver Paul Storr sterling silver trumpet form ewer. Period engraved knight's hand with dagger.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.
On Feb-05-13 at 03:08:26 PST, seller added the following information:
buyers PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRUMPET COFFEE POT IS FROM STORR'S NEIGHBOR FOR MANY YEARS, BENJAMIN SMITH. IT CAME FROM A SEVERAL GENERATION COLLECTION, WITH SEVERAL STORR ITEMS (SEE OUR store) WE ARE LISTING. BOTH SHOPS, STORR AND SMITH WORKED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE ROYAL RETAILERS RUNDELL AND BRIDGE, AS A RESULT OFTEN THEIR DESIGNS ARE QUITE SIMILAR (GRIMWADE PAGE 662). WE WOULD HAVE ENDED THE LISTING, AND RE-LISTED WITH CORRECT MAKER, HOWEVER 'S LATEST RULES MEAN PAYING FULL SALES FEE (FINAL VALUE FEES) EVEN WHEN A SELLER WANTS TO CORRECT A MISTAKE AND RE-LIST. SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION. ROBERT