Winning Bid: $7,500
Fine Pair Regency Sterling Silver Sauce Tureens, Paul Storr (2pcs):
London, dated 1811, shell and twig handle on oval cover, gadroon rim on oval body flanked by reeded foliate-capped bracket handles with lion’s mask terminals, raised on scroll and acanthus leaf feet ending on chamfered platform;
engraved with Shand-Harvey crest with motto Omnia Bene, (James Widdington of Castle Semple, Renfrew, Scotland; complete hallmarks; H7 1/2″ L9 1/2″ W5 3/4″; and Total 73.7ozT (2pcs)
Provenance: Property of a Lady
Literature: Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, p.262, and plate 216.13
Other Notes: Variations of this design with unusual scroll and acanthus leaf feet on platforms, with reed-bound masked handles, are found on important Regency silver objects created by Storr during this period. The Battenberg Service is of this period and related to this design, and other commissions by Dukes, Earl, and prominent families, see related examples at auction: Sotheby’s-New York, Lot 131 (22 Apr. 2020), Lot 106 (5 Apr. 2006); Sotheby’s-London, Lot 73 (4 Nov. 2009); Christie’s-New York, Lot 22 (9 Apr. 2019), Lot 27 (22 Oct. 2018), Lot 97 (18 Oct. 2012), Lot 168 (17 May 2011), Lot 82 (26 Jan. 2010), Lot 168 (16 May 2011), Lot 359 (18 Apr. 2002), and Lot 377 (23 Oct. 2000)
Condition: Good overall condition. Few small minor imperfections and blemished to bowls. Handle, lids and body hallmarked; some marks rubbed. Engraving crisp.
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