Description and Details
We are delighted to be able to offer this fabulous solid silver snuffer tray made by Paul Storr in London, 1819.Paul Storr was the most celebrated English silversmith of the early 19th Century and was receiving commissions from the British Aristocracy and Royalty (more info below). Unsurprisingly, the wares are of the finest quality and his legacy lives on today with many of his works exhibited in museums and in the Royal Collection Trust. In fact, an identical snuffer tray (less the engraved Royal crest) is present in the Royal Collection Trust at this time of writing and a quick internet search will present you with their records/website listing.This tray features Storr's iconic and extravagant design of a fully gadrooned border with alternating cast foliate anthemion/palmette accents and two fabulous volute handles on each end.The tray is raised by four applied-cast silver feet that are also decorated with regency-style motifs.
This snuffer tray would originally have been used to place a silver snuffer (for putting out candles) on top however, due to its versatile size and design, in the modern day, it is equally suitable for practical uses. Why not indulge and get creative with ideas of how to serve your favourite treats or perhaps as an opulent way of offering and enjoying a cigar in the company of your guests? Other uses may include a pen tray, jewellery stand, cutlery holder, etc.
The tray is fully hallmarked with Georgian English marks on the side base. The marks are worn however, the "P.S" Paul Storr's maker's mark is unmistakably present.
*Please note all other items photographed are for display purposes only and this listing is for the tray only.
Further on Paul Storr (1771-1844)
Paul Storr, England's most celebrated early 19th-century silversmith was born in London, 1771. He began his career in 1792 and quickly built up a reputation for his fine crafts and by the beginning of the 19th century, he had become one of London's most renowned silversmiths, producing silverware for King George III and King George IV.
In 1807, Storr worked with Philip Rundell and became a partner in 1811 for the workshops for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, the finest goldsmiths and retailers of the period. Although he kept his own hallmarks and maintained his own workshop, this partnership further accelerated his rise to prominence and provided more exposure allowing him to display his finest skills.
His works can now be found in the finest art institutions and Royal palaces none less than Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, the V&A and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
- Size (cm) L:27.5cm W:12.5cm H:3.5cm
- Size (inches) L:10.8 W:4.92 H:1.37
- Weight: 360 grams (11.57 Troy oz)
Good Condition - The tray good antique condition with no major damage or issues. Due to its age, there is some wear on the high points of the decoration and the marks are worn.
Due to the wear, the reverse side shows some of the original cast lines however they are not significant and cannot be seen when in use.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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