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Maker :- Paul Storr
Very elegant, sterling silver, oval meat dish by Paul Storr of extremely good weight. London 1835. The border is shaped and edged by a very striking band of bold, shaped, gadrooning interspersed by eight lobes. Engraved in the centre of one side of the border is a contemporary coat of arms with motto beneath. The centre of the opposite side of the border is engraved with a family crest of a mitre with a different motto above in the Scottish style. Both the coat of arms and the crest belong to Barclay. The full set of very crisp hallmarks is stamped on the back of one side of the border. A foreign import mark is stamped very discreetly on the gadrooned border on the front and the same mark is stamped on the border on the reverse, showing that one of the owners of the meat dish lived abroad for a while and took his silver with him.
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Condition :-Very good indeed. The base of the dish is criss-crossed with small scratches caused by knives over the years. The hallmarks are very crisp indeed as is the whole definition of the dish, as well as the engraving of the coat of arms and the crest. The patina is excellent.
Hallmarked :- London 1835 Hallmarks  
Size :- 16.3 inches (41.4 cm) long
x 12.45 inches (31.6 cm) wide
Weight :- 43 ozt (1337.5 g)
The size of this meat dish makes it an extremely useful and versatile addition to any dining table. The border is raised by approximately 0.75 inches (1.9 cm) above the flat base which means that, apart from meat, the dish could easily be used for serving vegetables or fish or soft fruit, desserts in general or anything juicy with some sauce. It also makes an ideal base for a vegetable dish. The knife scratches on the base of the dish are an inevitable part of its life. They could easily be buffed down if the purchaser wishes it but, since the base of the dish will be covered by food most of the time, the importance of these scratches is minimal. Paul Storr is considered to be the leading silversmith of the late 18th and early 19th century. The outstanding quality of his work has made him one of the most collectable of silversmiths. His reputation was built on his mastery of the grandiose neo-Classical style developed in the Regency period. Paul Storr was born in 1771 and died in 1844. He was apprenticed to Andrew Fogelberg around 1785 and retired an affluent man in 1838.
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