Antique Paul Storr Sterling Silver Centerpiece Georgian Vase Urn ca 1837

 

Antique Paul Storr Sterling Silver Centerpiece Georgian Vase Urn ca 1837

Product# RA-415

Sale:
$720,000.00



A large sterling silver centerpiece by the renown Georgian Era silversmith Paul Storr. This highly decorated vase features elaborate oak and acorn motif along with extensive acanthus work. Broad and winding handles crafted as oak branches curl out along the rim and spread around as acorns and oak leaves. The vase was a gift to Colonel Henry Beauchamp Lygon, the fourth Earl of Beauchamp, in 1831 and was exquisitely appointed with a full coat of arms and a beautiful dedication. The acanthus support sits atop a square base. Full hallmarks on the body of the vase as well as on the decorated base.


The inscription reads:
In the testimony of their gratitude for his long and faithful attention to their interests in parliament and also as a mark of the high sense they entertain of his spirited and patriotic conduct in standing a protracted  contest in vindication of their independence and in support of our glorious and long cherished constitution this vase is presented to Col. the Hon. Henry Beauchamp Lygon October 1831. By a numerous and most respectable body of The Freeholders of Worcestershire.


Excellent antique condition. Few light blemishes commensurate with age. Full hallmarks on vase as well as on the foliate base.
Size:  h. 26", w. 20.5", d. 17"