Learn about Paul Storr

Paul Storr was the most prolific of the 19th century silversmiths, and was a master of the heavy neo-classical styles. He went into business for himself after he completed his apprenticeship in 1796, and from 1807 was associated with the silversmithing firm of Rundell & Bridge, for whom he carried out many commissions. He left Rundell & Bridge in 1819 and after a few years went into partnership with John Mortimer, trading as Storr & Mortimer which lasted until he retired in 1838 at the age of 68. His workshop produced enormous quantities of silver and silver gilt in designs so heavy and robust that many objects have survived in excellent condition. His patrons included both George II and the Prince Regent and his wares were highly sought after and remain so today.
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A fine Georgian sterling silver sugar basin, 1821 London, with maker's marks for Paul Storr, in the neoclassical style, a compressed footed basin with gadroons and shells to the rim, radiating gadroons to the lower body, and reed cluster high looping h

A fine Georgian sterling silver hot water jug & stand, Paul Storr / London /, circa 1808, compressed in form, with gadroon decoration to waist, flanked by a double ivory scroll serpent handle, raised on a tripartite lion paw base with original wick hol

A Georgian oval sterling silver meat dish & Mazarine, by Paul Storr, London, circa 1806 & 1820, the meat dish with gadroon border & armorial to centre, total weight approximately 4148 gms silver, 3.5 cm high, 49 cm wide, 34 cm deep

George III Paul Storr sterling silver dessert fork, hallmarked London, 1817, Paul Storr, in fiddle pattern, total weight 54grams, length 17 cm

An impressive Paul Storr silver coaster, with fruit wood inset base set with a central silver boss engraved with the crest of lion over a ducal coronet

A Regency silver teapot and a cream jug, Paul Storr, London, 1813, both of oblong form with gadrooned and shell rims, leaf capped spouts, engraved crest and coat of arms to sides, the teapot with ivory finial and handle with serpent terminals, 1294 gms tot

A George III pair of silver open salts, Paul Storr, London, 1811, gadrooned rims interspersed with shells and foliage, gilded interiors, engraved crest to side, acanthus and scroll headed lion paw feet, 410 gms, 10 cm diameter

A George III silver sugar bowl, Paul Storr, London, 1810, circular with a narrow egg and dart rim, gadrooned shoulders, twisted serpent handles, gilded interior, lobed banding to lower body and circular foot, 636 gms, 21 cm wide over handles

A George lll silver mazarin, Paul Storr, London, 1810, oval with a plain border surrounding the pierced decorative surface, centrally engraved with a crest below a coronet, raised on four ball feet, 1215 gms, 40.3cm wide, 29 cm deep

A William IV silver teapot, Paul Storr, London, 1830, hexagonal with branch and leaf final, hexagonal, acanthus leaf spout and naturalistic branch handle, engraved with a bull to each side, retailed by Storr and Mortimer, 810 gms, 16.5 cm high

A George lll silver sugar bowl, Paul Storr, London, 1821, of compressed circular form, gadroon and shell rim, fluted foliate handles, lobing to lower body, on circular foot, 475 gms, 20 cm wide over handles

A William lV silver entree dish, Paul Storr, London, 1833, oblong with gadrooned borders interspersed with shells and foliage, a coat-of-arms engraved to each side of the cover and a cast acanthus and lion mask head handle, 2090 gms, 29.5 cm wide, 24 cm de

A George III silver covered vegetable dish, with cast castellated lion and rat finial to the domed cover, shell and gadrooned border, engraved coat of arms and motto 'Amor Meus Crucifixus' and with an engraved crest, Paul Storr, London 1810. Height 19 cm.

A George III sterling silver oblong partially fluted tea pot by Paul Storr, London 1811, 29.5 cm long, 840 grams

A George IV set of three sterling silver oval fruit bowls elaborately embossed with fruit and flowers and lion mask ring handles, engraved with a contemporary coat of arms and motto by Paul Storr, London 1831, 31 cm long, 21 cm wide, 13.5 cm high, 2920 gra

Condiment set. Boxed twelve piece formal silver gilt set, in the style of Paul Storr, hallmarked London 1909, manufactured by Elkington & Co., retailed by Garrard & Co. Ltd, 112 Regent Street London W1, in velvet lined case

A William IV sterling silver fluted coffee pot by Paul Storr, London 1836 with engraved anthemion decoration, contemporary coat of arms, and flower finial marked by John Samuel Hunt, 22 cm high, 820 grams, The Arms are those of Lambeth

A fine Georgian sterling silver teapot, 1804 London, with maker's mark for Paul Storr, of elegant and restrained neoclassical design, the low oval teapot with a waisted collar and recessed lid with a bursting fruit finial, decorated with guilloche, mesh an

English hallmarked sterling silver William IV teapot stand of oval shape, having hand chased detail, on four scrolled feet. London, 1834, maker Paul Storr. Condition: good to fair, minor wear, some dents to the edge. Length 17.5 cm. Weight 138g

English hallmarked sterling silver George IV salver having a cast scroll & foliate border, on an etched shell & floral ground with a central wheat sheaf cartouche, all on three cast scrolled shell & grape form feet. London, 1823, maker Paul Sto

English hallmarked sterling silver George IV Bachelor teapot having a plain round body with straight tapering sides, a hinged lid, with a timber handle, marks rubbed. London, 1823, maker possibly Paul Storr. Condition: good, minor dents consistant with age

A George IV silver teapot, Paul Storr / London / 1822, of compressed form, with fluted decoration to the cover, spout and lower body, wooden handle, approximately 744gms, 14 cm high

A William IV silver sugar vessel, Paul Storr / London / 1831, the compressed circular bowl with a lobed lower body, and two angular handles on a circular base, approximately 328 gms, 9 cm high

A sterling silver cake basket, John Hunt and Robert Roskell, London, 1866, having a double scroll handle, the central reserve flanked by a lozenge diaper ground, with reeded rim, supported on a spreading oval foot, marked to underside 'Hunt & Roske

William IV sterling silver milk jug by Paul Storr plain baluster form with fluted rim and acanthus cast scroll handle and engraved crest, London 1835

A William IV, sterling silver teapot, by Paul Storr, London 1836 marks, with 'STORR & MORTIMER'. Decorated with acorn finial, melon shape body, with acanthus leaves and scrolls. Height 13.5 cm. Diameter 17 cm. Weight 849grams

A George III sterling silver tea urn with carved ivory loop handles and engraved contemporary coat of arms by Benjamin Smith II & James Smith III, London 1810, the original coiled snake finial by Paul Storr.. 36 cm high, 4820 grams. The arms are those of B

A George IV silver cup & cover, and salver by Paul Storr, London 1821, the cup cover with acanthus flower finial, the body with applied fruiting vine and with a repousse embossed collar of acorn and leaf above a fluted band; obverse applied figure of a rea

English hallmarked sterling silver George III oval meat dish having an oval body & floral etched ground, central armorial, with applied cast gadroon and shell border, sitting on four cast scrolled feet. London, 1808, maker Paul Storr. Condition excellent t

A fine sterling silver soup tureen and cover, Paul Storr, London, 1820 the partly fluted body with shell and foliate mounted rim, bearing the crest of Morgan-Gould of Tredegar, with two scrolling leaf mounted handles, the removable domed and stepped lid fl

A William IV sterling silver coffee pot. Maker Paul Storr London 1833

An impressive Victorian silver four piece tea and coffee service in original fitted oak box, the matching set with repousse embossed florals and fancy trellis decorated panels in the French manner, applied floral and leaf finials to the tea and coffee pots

A rare George IV silver second course dish, large circular form with gadroon and shell rim, engraved with the British Royal coat-of-arms, another armorial badge to the opposite side, plain centre. London 1822 by Philip Rundell. Weight 1860gms. Diameter 37.

A rare heavy and impressive George IV silver dinner plate, leaf flanked shell mouldings interrupting the gadroon border, the beautifully engraved armorial with Latin motto 'Probitas Verus Honos'. Weight approx. 1 kilo. London 1820 by Paul Storr.

A pair of Victorian silver entree dishes and covers, John Samuel Hunt, London 1844, each of shaped circular form with applied flower and foliate scroll-wrapped border and handles, the conforming cover with a similar upper border and cast leaf capped detach

A fine pair of sterling silver serving spoons, 1821 London, with maker's marks for Paul Storr, the fiddle pattern spoons with threaded edges to both upper and undersides of stems, and a bright cut armorial of a lion sejant-rampant to the finial; clearly ha

An important Paul Storr sterling silver entree dish and cover hallmarked London 1814. The tureen is decorated with gadrooned borders and shell motif handle and inscribed, 'Presented by the Duchess Del Infantado to Commander Robert Dalton RN', together with

Paul Storr: sterling silver spoon, London c1812.

A sterling silver gilt salt, Paul Storr, London, 1808 of circular form, ropework border, central armorial, supported by three dolphins mounted on a circular platform with a band of applied leaves and grapes on three shaped acanthus feet 460gms, 10 cm diame

A George III sterling silver meat platter, Paul Storr, London 1803 of oval form and substantial weight with restrained decoration to the rim, central armorial crest 1136gms, 36 cm diameter

A George III silver meat platter, Paul Storr, London 1800 of oval form with gadrooned rim and crest, length 36 cm, weight 38.7oz, weight 1096gms