A George IV silver épergne by Paul Storr, London 1824 with Victorian bowl, stand and  mounts, by John Samuel Hunt, London 1847
Lot 249
A George IV silver épergne
by Paul Storr, London 1824 with Victorian bowl, stand and mounts, by John Samuel Hunt, London 1847
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 24,893) inc. premium
Auction Details
A George IV silver épergne by Paul Storr, London 1824 with Victorian bowl, stand and  mounts, by John Samuel Hunt, London 1847 A George IV silver épergne by Paul Storr, London 1824 with Victorian bowl, stand and  mounts, by John Samuel Hunt, London 1847
Lot Details
British Silver
A George IV silver épergne
by Paul Storr, London 1824 with Victorian bowl, stand and mounts, by John Samuel Hunt, London 1847
Modelled as the Three Graces wearing diaphanous dress and a floral classical head-dress, supporting a shallow receiver with floral embossed border, this in-turn is fitted with the later trailing vine tendril basket, the whole raised on high triangular base with lotus leaf and trailing vine tendril borders, terminating in large hairy paw feet linked by shells, one side having an extremely elaborate monogram beneath a coronet, this is supported on a triangular base, height 63cm, weight 235oz.

Footnotes

  • Thomas Cholmondeley, 1st Baron Delamere, (born 9th August 1767 - d. 30th October 1855) was raised to peerage as Baron after payment of £5,000 for the title in 1821.
    Cholmondeley, a substantial Cheshire landowner by inheritance and purchase, was second cousin to Pitt and stood for the county, which his grandfather and father had represented for 51 years between 1710 and 1768, at the general election of 1796, when the ministerial sitting Member unexpectedly retired.

    Thomas married late in his life, and married Henrietta Elizabeth Williams Wynn, daughter of Sir Watkins Wynn. The marriage produced six children and numerous grandchildren.

    Provenance: by decent through the family to the current recipient.
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