• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER WINE COOLERS, COLLARS AND LINERS

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1819

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER WINE COOLERS, COLLARS AND LINERS
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1819
    Formed as the Warwick Vase, on square plinth and with spreading foot, the body cast and chased with a band of acanthus foliage and with a lion's pelt and bacchic masks, and applied below the egg-and-dart rim with a band of trailing vines, with two reeded interlaced handles, with a conforming collar and liner, marked near handles, inside collar and on liner, the bases further stamped 'GREEN, WARD ET GREEN, LONDINI FECERUNT'
    14¼ in. (36 cm.) wide over handles
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high
    396 oz. (12,306 gr.) (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Established in 1789, Green & Ward quickly rose to rival the firm of Rundell & Bridge by the turn of the century. Paul Storr worked for them first in the 1780s. The firm supplied the Wellington Shield, designed by Thomas Stothard and made by Benjamin Smith in 1822, which was presented to the Duke of Wellington by the merchants and bankers of London. Green & Ward also supplied the silver-gilt candelabra of 1816, made by Benjamin Smith, to the Duke of Wellington. Both are now at Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner, London (J. Culme, Nineteenth-century Silver, London, 1977, p. 60-61).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    The Court and Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Mercers; Christie's London, 22 May 1974, lot 145.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN