A George IV and William IV silver five piece tea service by Paul Storr, London 1829 - 31, some  pieces incuse stamped Storr & Mortimer  (6)
Lot 242
A George IV and William IV silver five piece tea service
by Paul Storr, London 1829 - 31, some pieces incuse stamped Storr & Mortimer (6)
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 19,000

Lot Details
British Silver
A George IV and William IV silver five piece tea service
by Paul Storr, London 1829 - 31, some pieces incuse stamped Storr & Mortimer
Of baluster, melon and inverted pear form, the pots with narrow spiral flutes between asymmetrical straps flat-chased with hatching and foliage on a frosted ground, applied with naturalistic and auricular handles formed as twigs with rosebud grips, the cream jug and sugar bowl with straight flutes, with flat chased floral decoration and gilt-washed interiors, all pieces engraved with presentation inscription "From Lord Poltimore to John Gould, Nov 27 1835", all contained in a two-handled box, weight 98oz. (6)

Footnotes

  • The first census listing for 'Hays Farm' shows the residents as John Gould, yeoman, his wife Harriet and daughter Emma. John Gould had been farming at France Court, Broadclyst when he married Harriet Reynolds Voysey, the daughter of Lord Poltimore's land agent in 1815. He appears to have taken up the tenancy of Hayes in 1831. He was active in improving farming practice, both as land agent for Lord Poltimore and in his own right as a noted sheep breeder. He continued farming until 1853; his absence from the 1851 census, when Hayes is shown as occupied only by his daughter, Julia, is because he and Harriet were visiting their married daughter Emma Drew in Starcross. John later went into partnership with Emma's husband as land agents and moved away from Poltimore to High House, Kenton, in 1858.
    After John Gould gave up active farming, the tenancy of Hayes Farm passed to his brother Joseph, already a successful farmer in Broadclyst. Joseph continued to pay the highway rates until at least the mid-1860s. The Flying Post for April 23 1862 has an advertisement for 'alterations and erections' to be undertaken at Hayes Farm for Mr Joseph Gould. Joseph's son, John Gould (junior) was resident at Hayes in 1861, presumably managing the farm, but Joseph is still referred to as the farmer in 1865. Joseph Gould died on 13 December 1868.
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