A pair of George III silver entrée dishes with domed covers by Paul Storr, London 1804, stamped with duty mark for double duty  (2)
Lot 97
A pair of George III silver entrée dishes with domed covers
by Paul Storr, London 1804, stamped with duty mark for double duty (2)
Sold for £9,750 (US$ 15,750) inc. premium

Lot Details
Antique Silver
A pair of George III silver entrée dishes with domed covers
by Paul Storr, London 1804, stamped with duty mark for double duty
Each of rectangular form with rounded corners, covers with a wide band of straight gadrooning and the bases applied with a narrow gadroon border, weight 115oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • The arms are those of Lt. Col. George Anthony Legh KECK (1774-1860) who was intermittently MP for Leicestershire 1797-1831.

    His engraved shield shows KECK quartering LEGH, Beaumont and Fleetwood. The Legh quarter (and additional name) were assumed by Royal Licence in compliance with a testamentary injunction. The Legh Keck shield impales ATHERTON for his 1802 marriage to his cousin Elizabeth Atherton of Atherton, Lancs.

    Provenance:- Purchased by Sir Samuel James WARING, 1st (and last) Baron Waring (19 April 1860 - 9 Jan 1940), thence by descent. In his lifetime he owned Foots Cray Place, Foots Cray, Kent and Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire. The former house underwent considerable restoration and improvement.

    Samuel James Waring (II) was of Irish decent and the grandson of John Waring, who founded the wholesale cabinet maker business, Warings, in 1835. By the 1880's, his grandson was continuing to develop expand the company, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout England and Europe. As the White-Waring Building Company, they were responsible for some grand buildings, such as Selfridges, Liverpool Corn Exchange and the Ritz. In 1897 the firm of Warings entered into a new partnership with Gillows of Lancaster, ratified in 1903.

    With the out-break of war in 1914 Waring played an important role in sourcing and supplying the wood that was required for aeroplanes. The Great War left many invalided soldiers, and in order for them to gain work a number of Guilds were created, one being the Duchess of Sutherlands Cripples Guild. Here they worked on handmade articles, mainly silver-on-copper, a revival of Old Sheffield plate. Each piece is stamped "D G C G" and the style is very much of the "Arts & Crafts" school. Waring was a benefactor director of the guild, as well as executive of the National Association of ex-soldiers.
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