A PAIR OF PAUL STORR STERLING SILVER SAUCE TUREENS WITH COVERS, LONDON, CIRCA 1800, each domed oval cover with central engraved badge of a cock with one claw over a hand above a monogramed letter "V," resembling the Vavasour Family crest coat of arms, within repoussé grotesques of fruit bearing caryatids, flanked by acanthus leaf scrolls issuing ring handles, the bowl with repoussé cherubs holding doves among swag and foliate scrolls, raised on tapered supports, one engraved with swag garland, on an oval pedestal foot, each lid and foot stamped, total approximate weight: 45.41 troy ounces; height: 6 1/4", length: 8 1/2". Note: Paul Storr (1770-1844) was England's premiere silversmith of the early nineteenth century, whose quality of workmanship in the neo-classical style was exhibited in basic tablewares to magnificent exhibition pieces made for royalty.
The lids with some mild dents to the outermost edges, the rings with two small dents, now lacking ladles, wear commensurate with age, otherwise nothing to report, in very good condition. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."