• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    A FINE EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER BUTTER COOLER ON STAND

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1837

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    A FINE EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER BUTTER COOLER ON STAND
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1837
    The circular stand on scroll feet, the flared cylindrical cooler with scroll border, each pierced with trellis and quatrefoil, with rococo scroll cover, fitted with later silver-gilt liner, the stand and cooler base engraved with script monogram AAR, marked on stand, cooler and cover
    The stand 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter; 54 oz. (1,684 gr.)


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    The quatrefoil trellis pattern and rococo flourishes of this cooler recall examples of 18th century French silver. The most relevant English object of this type is the Ashburnham Centerpiece, produced by Nicholas Sprimont in 1747 and now in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Storr would certainly have been familiar with the Ashburnham centerpiece, as he was commissioned in 1836/37 to make a large silver dinner service for the 4th Earl of Ashburnham. Also dating to 1837 is Storr's silver-gilt bottle stand of trellis pattern punctuated with rounded quatrefoils. This bottle stand sold from The Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Christie's, New York, 20 October 1999, lot 209.

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    PROPERTY FROM THE TOMPKINS FAMILY