Paul Storr Important & Rare George III Silver Gilt Campana Shaped Lidded Racing Vase By Paul Storr.
Paul Storr created this masterpiece in neoclassical design for the Royal Goldsmiths,
Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, it was made in 1809-1810
& would have been one of the most expensive Silver items retailed.
This outstanding & incredibly rare piece has been designed into the most elegant of
ancient Greek form, the Calyx-Krater, which was a pottery vase used for holding and
mixing wine and water.
The rarity & beauty of this stunning Museum quality masterpiece cannot be overstated.
The fitted domed lid centred by a palmette and leaf mounted spirally gadrooned bud
finial, resting on the krater shaped vase with overhanging gadrooned beading.
The main body of the vase adorned on one side with three delightfully designed repousse
Racehorses, playfully standing whilst highlighting their undoubted majesty.
The other side with an applied and outstandingly detailed Laurel wreath, the centre
engraved when this majestic piece was presentation awarded, bearing the inscription
”Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1817, Stewards, Hon.ble W. N. Powlett, Matt.w Bell Esq.r, Rob.t
Nickolson Esq.r”. The shoulder of this truly wonderful piece has elegantly angled ovolo
The fluted handles, each resting on two finely detailed Bacchic Satyr’s heads, are applied
to the lower section of the body. The base with a palatial detailed laurel ribbon banding,
stamped below with Paul Storr’s Hallmark & date and with the Rundell’s Latin mark:
“Rundell, Bridge et Rundell Aurifices Regis et Principie Wallae London Regent”.
- Height: 14.75 inches ( 37.45 cm)
- Width: 10 inches ( 25.4 cm)
- Weight: 113.05 Troy Ounces ( 3.6 Kg)