This is an exceptionally fine antique English George III sterling silver meat skewer by the world-famous silversmith Paul Storr, with hallmarks for London 1808.This magnificent meat skewer isof plain tapering form with ring terminal.
It bears the full hallmarks - Lion passant for sterling silver, Leopard head for London, date letter for 1808 and the maker's mark 'P.S' for Paul Storr.
Not only is this a very useful item, but it is also an extremely beautiful decorative piece in its own right - only to be expected from the incredible mastery of Paul Storr.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any silver collector.
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 35.8
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 2 inches
Our reference: A1679a
born in London England in 1771, was to become one of the most talented silversmiths of the nineteenth century. Today his legacy of exceptionally well crafted silver, found worldwide in museums and private collections, leaves one in awe when compared to that of his contemporaries.After having served a seven year apprenticeship from the age of 14, he began his career in 1792 when he went into a brief partnership with William Frisbee. This did not last and in 1793 a new mark, (his initials ‘P S') was entered. By the beginning of the nineteenth century he had established himself as one of London's top silversmiths producing, amongst others, commissions for Royalty.
In 1801 he married Elizabeth Susanna Beyer with whom he was to have ten children. In 1807 PaulStorrentered into a working relationship with PhilipRundelland by 1811 was a partner, and managing the workshops forRundell, Bridge &Rundell.
During this period he kept his own marks and separate workshop. However it was throughRundell, Bridge &Rundellwho were appointed Goldsmith in Ordinary to George III in 1804 that his reputation as a master silversmith grew. His talents lay in being able to transform ideas and designs fromRundell, Bridge &Rundell'sdesigners, WilliamTheedII, the chiefmodellerand head of the design department, and later JohnFlaxmanII who succeeded him in 1817. During this periodRundell, Bridge &Rundell'sreputation grew due to the patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV).
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