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Antique Silver George III Coburg Pattern Cutlery / Flatware for 24 made in c.1813

£68,000

Maker: Paul Storr

A rare George III silver Coburg pattern flatware service for 24 place settings. The majority was made in London in 1813 by the Royal goldsmith, Paul Storr.

Date 1813 - 1824
Made By Paul Storr
Location London
Stock Number OB204x28
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OB204x28
Date:
1813 - 1824
Maker: Paul Storr
£68,000
Description

A rare George III silver Coburg pattern flatware service for 24 place settings. The majority was made in London in 1813 by the Royal goldsmith, Paul Storr.

The condition of the service is quite superb. It looks almost unused with very sharp decoration and no wear to the tines of the forks and spoon bowls.

The service is comprised of:

24 table spoons

24 table forks

24 dessert spoons

24 dessert forks

4 basting spoons

2 soup ladles

The dates and makers of service are  made up as follows: 24 table spoons (1813 Paul Storr), 24 table forks (1813 Paul Storr), 24 Dessert spoons (1813/14 Paul Storr), 24 dessert forks (12 in 1818 by Paul Storr and 12 in 1867 by Thomas Stone of Exeter), 4 basting spoons (1815 Paul Storr), 2 soup ladles (1824 William, Henry and Charles Eley).

The whole service bears the family crest of the Hussey family who were wealthy landowners in Devon and Somerset (the 12 Paul Storr dessert forks of 1818 bear a double betrothal crest for another family).

A superb double service which is extremely rare to be in such immaculate condition.

Weight: 312 troy oz (102 pieces)

Maker
Paul Storr

Paul Storr is considered one of the most talented English silversmiths of the 19th century. His legacy of exceptionally well-crafted silver has found its way into museums and private collections worldwide, including at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace as well as in the V & A and the Metropolitan Museum in New York amongst many other leading collections.

He was born in London in 1771. He began his career in 1792 when he went into a brief partnership with William Frisbee (which didn’t last), and he entered his own mark in 1793. By the start of the 19th century, he had become one of London’s most renowned silversmiths and was receiving commissions from Royalty and the English aristocracy. His reputation was garnered through his mastery of the grandiose neoclassical style developed during the Regency period.

In 1797, he received his first major commission – a gold font for the Duke of Portland. He went on to create the “Battle of the Nile Cup” presented to Lord Nelson in 1799.

He entered into a working relationship with Philip Rundell in 1807 and became a partner in 1811, managing the workshops for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell. He kept his own marks throughout this period and maintained his own workshop, but it was through his association with Rundell, Bridge and Rundell who had the Royal Warrant as Goldsmiths to George III that he was able to display his exceptional skill at transforming the ideas and designs of the Rundell’s designers.

By 1819, he felt he had lost a lot of his artistic freedom and he left Rundell to open his own shop and he soon began to enjoy the patronage he wanted. He soon needed a retail premises and he joined with John Mortimer to establish Storr and Mortimer on New Bond Street in 1822.

He retired in 1838 and died in 1844. He is buried in Tooting, London. He left an estate of £3,000.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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