Quality Silver - Sensible Prices. With its high domed removable cover, this majestic silver tureen or entree dish would make an impressive sight on any dining table and has a remarkable provenance of a marriage that united the family owning Barings Bank with a French Prime Minister's daughter. Bearing the marks of Paul Storr and stamped to the underside with the name of his retail partnership with John Mortimer - Storr & Mortimer - this high quality piece of silver was made for someone wealthy enough to have their full coat-of-arms engraved to both sides of the cover and the crest to the interior of the base (see below).
Of shaped oval form with a reed and ribbon mount interspersed with leaves, this serving dish has a very appealing look and has a stylish handle modelled as leaves to the top of the cover. The dish remains in excellent condition with some typical scratch marks to the base and no dents, damage nor repairs. He was the second son of the 1st Baron Ashburton, whilst his wife was the daughter of the 1st Duke of Bassano. Francis served as MP for Thetford in Norfolk and succeeded his elder brother as the 3rd Baron Ashburton. The family founded and owned Barings Bank and Francis became a quarter share partner in 1823.
He later became a Secretary of State under Emperor Napoleon I and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1811. He was highly respected by the Emperor and was created the 1st Duc De Bassano in 1809. Until its demise in 1995, Barings Bank having been formed in 1762 was the second oldest merchant bank in the world. The logo of Barings Bank, which in heraldic terms is described as "a mullet erminois between two wings argent", is the crest shown above the engraved armorial and on its own to the interior of this dish (Google "Barings Bank logo" for more). A full report detailing the arms on this tureen is available to the purchaser.
Please view our specialist site for a further large selection of fine quality Victorian, Georgian and earlier silver. Cm x 24.6cm (12.9" x 9.7") oval; 17cm (6.7) high to top of handle; t. Full set of English hallmarks (guaranteeing Sterling 925 standard silver) for London 1837 by Paul Storr. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
Other options available on request. We have been dealing in antique silver for 25 years and supply some of the UK's leading retail outlets with top quality stock. We enjoy a strong reputation for honesty and integrity and never sell second rate items. As leading specialists in the field of fine antique silver, we have two sites.Explains the impact of the recent high metal prices on antique sterling silver and explains how to best take advantage of the situation. The item "Outstanding PAUL STORR SILVER TUREEN, London 1837 ARMORIAL Entree dish 1710g" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "sunbeau" and is located in Royal Forest of Dean. This item can be shipped worldwide.