12 Paul Storr Silver Dinner Plates

A set of twelve fine quality Regency period silver dinner plates by Paul Storr, hallmarked London 1813.  Circular with shaped edge, gadroon and acanthus border.  This set of Paul Storr silver dinner plates are engraved with the crest and coronet of Thomas Manners-Sutton, 1st Baron Manners PC, KC (24 February 1756 – 31 May 1842). Sutton was a prominent politician who served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1807 to 1827. Also engraved with the monogram B, 10.25" (26cm) diameter, total weight 267.4 troy oz (8316g).

Following is a shot bio of the legendary silversmith Paul Storr from our article on Notable Silversmiths.

Known for his excellent technique and mastery of the Neo-Classical and Regency styles, Storr is England's most celebrated and sought after maker. Not much is known for certain about Storr's apprenticeship other than the fact that he was formally apprenticed to vintner William Rock and possibly informally apprenticed to silversmith Andrew Fogelberg (whom, as a foreigner was not a member of the guild).  He opened his workshop in 1796, and eventually joined Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the royal goldsmiths to King George III.  Rundell Bridge & Rundell also made pieces for Lord Horatio Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and King George IV.  In 1819 Storr left the firm to open his own shop, focusing on more naturalistic designs. In 1822 Storr formed a partnership with John Mortimer and later John Hunt. Storr retired in 1839.

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