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exceptional George III teapot by preeminent silversmith Paul Storr, 1793

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This rare and exceptional George III teapot is the work of preeminent Georgian silversmith Paul Storr, it is one of his earliest works, the date mark on this pieces of the year 1793 which is the first year Storr marked items with his own initials (P S) The teapot is designed in the neoclassical taste with some Chinese influences, or Chinoiserie taste, even the figure on the cover of the teapot is Chinese. It is very hard to impossible to find works from this early period with this interesting Royalty provenance. The family crest on the front is of the Tollemache family, and dating of The teapot indicate It belonged and probably commissioned by or as a gift to William Manners Tollemache, Lord Huntingtower, William, On 12 January 1793, at the Age of 26, he Was created a Baronet, of Hanby Hall in the County of Lincoln. So this teapot was commissioned to celebrate the occasion. William Manners Tollemache: Lord Huntingtower (19 May 1766 – 11 March 1833), known as Sir William Manners, Bt, between 1793 and 1821, was a British nobleman And Tory politician. Born William Manners, he was the eldest son of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart. On 12 January 1793, at the age of 26, he was Ceated a Baronet, of Hanby Hall in the County of Lincoln.On his mother's Succession to the earldom in 1821, he was styled Lord Huntingtower, and adopted The surname of Talmash or Tollemache Paul Storr: (baptised 28 October 1770 in London – 18 March 1844 in London) was an English goldsmith and silversmith working in the Neoclassical and other styles During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His works range from Simple tableware to magnificent sculptural pieces made for royalty Paul Storr was England's most celebrated silversmith during the first half of the Nineteenth century and his legacy lives on today. His pieces historically and Currently adorn royal palaces and the finest stately homes throughout Europe and The world. Storr's reputation rests on his mastery of the grandiose neo-Classical Style developed in the Regency period. He quickly became the most prominent Silversmith of the nineteenth century, producing much of the silver purchased by King George III and King George IV. Storr entered his first mark in the first part of 1792, which reflects his short-lived partnership with William Frisbee. Soon after, he Began to use his PS mark, which he maintained throughout his career with only Minor changes. His first major work was a gold font commissioned by the Duke of Portland in 1797 and in 1799 he created the "Battle of the Nile Cup" for presentation To Lord Nelson. Items from Storr's workshops may be seen at Windsor Castle and during the Summer opening season at Buckingham Palace. There are significant holdings of Items in the National Silver Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as In the Wellington Collection at Apsley House. Outside London there are important Works at Brighton Pavilion, at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle and at Woburn Abbey. In the United States there are holdings of Paul Storr at the Huntington Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, among others. The Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama has two significant pieces. In Canada, there Are significant pieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Australia has holdings at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. In Portugal there is a fascinating group of silver made by Storr At the Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon, whereas in Russia, at the State Hermitage Museum, there is silver supplied to Tsar Nicholas I and members of the Aristocracy by Hunt & Roskell, successors to Storr & Mortimer
  • Creator:
    Paul Storr (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 7 in (17.78 cm)Width: 6.7 in (17.02 cm)Depth: 11.2 in (28.45 cm)
  • Style:
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Silver,Cast,Engraved,Hammered,Repoussé
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1790-1799
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1793
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. good condition, unrestored in any way, some minor scratched small dings but otherwise perfect for its age.
  • Seller Location:
    Tel Aviv - Jaffa, IL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU8130237702992
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