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Paul Storr
(Westminster 1771 - Tooting 1844)
CENTERPIECE, LONDON, 1805
silver, 27 cm high, 38 cm diam., 3719 gr.
The centerpiece is supported by a square base with four volute legs ending in feral foot. The cup is decorated with gadrooned elements and heraldic coat of arms engraved with the motto BE MINDFUL, two handles joined to the body by feral heads.

Paul Storr was the most important British silversmith, active in the first half of the XIX century. He served an apprenticeship with Andrew Fogelberg, a silversmith of Swedish origin, who had his workshop at Soho.

Since 1792 he started a partnership with William Frisbee and they registered their mark as "WF" engraved over "PS". This partnership did not last long so, since 1793, Storr registered the "PS" mark, which, with few modifications, was maintained until 1838.

Since 1796 Storr installed his business in 20 Aire Street, St. James, Piccadilly, where he remained eleven years. He received the first orders of silver objects in this period by the most important English families and, among all, the Cup depicting the Battle of the Nile for the Admiral Lord Nelson, which celebrated the admiral's victory at the battle in August 1798.

Since 1803 he started a collaboration with Philip Rundell, well known and esteemed London goldsmith and silversmith, who, since 1806, was awarded the royal honour by the English Court.

 

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