• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 64

    A VICTORIAN SILVER ASKOS-FORM JUG

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1837

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN SILVER ASKOS-FORM JUG
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1837
    Of askos form, with matted surface, the lip set with two boars, the rustic grapevine handle centering a winged putto, the interior gilt, marked beneath spout, also stamped STORR & MORTIMER
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high; 31 oz. (977 gr.)


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    The askos form derives from an ancient Greek vessel used to store lamp oil. The earliest incarnation was made of leather. There are several known examples by Paul Storr, including one dated 1836, sold Christie's, London, 15 July 1998, lot 164. A Storr example, also 1836, is illustrated in Michael Clayton, The Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver, 1985, p. 256, no. 3.

    Provenance

    A descendant of Lord Yeburgh, sold Sotheby's, London, 11 April 1968, lot 86
    Garrard's
    With Alastair Dickenson, London