Lot 141

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SILVER: Paul Storr (English, 1771 - 1844) Magnificent George III sterling tureen, 1809, ringed dome lid with figural ornament/ finial of recumbent cow with maiden, bulbous body of tureen with flanking reeded handles with acanthus leaf grips mounted to four lion head masques, decorated throughout with gadroon and dentil decoration, chased coat of arms to obverse with rearing lion at top (also to lid), hallmarked on foot with lion passant, Leopard's head crowned, "o" mark (London date letter for 1809), George III mark, and "P.S" in shaped shield (maker's mark for Paul Storr, entered 1793), additionally hallmarked to lid rim with "P.S" mark for Paul Storr, sterling lion passant mark, and date mark, wear consistent with age and use including dent to interior of lid rim (does not show unless lid is removed), slightly bent rim, small scratches to finish, etc., possible evidence of previous finial, overall size: 12 1/4" h. x 16 3/4" w. (handle to handle) x 12 3/8" d. (approximate total weight: 155 ozt)[PROVENANCE: Purchased from William Walter, Chancery Lane, London. W. C. 2. on October 5th, 1950 for £210 and owned by descent.] [EXHIBITED: Part of the Gillmor Silver Collection, of which many pieces were in the following exhibits: "English Silver from the Gillmor Collection", Dec. 19th, 1986 - Feb. 6th, 1987, Fine Arts Gallery, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri; "English Silver from the Gillmor Collection", March 19th -31st , 1988, The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri; "Halls British Event", Nov. 9th - Dec. 1st , 1983, Halls Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri; "Antique Silver", June 12th, 1969, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri.]

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