• 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 78

    A REGENCY SILVER TEA URN**

    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1816

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY SILVER TEA URN**
    MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1816
    Urn form, on square base with lion's-paw feet, the lower body fluted, the spigot with ivory tap and lion's-mask spout, the two handles with lion's-mask joins, the fluted cover with bud finial, fitted with heating chamber, the body engraved with a coat-of-arms, the cover engraved with a crest, marked on body, cover, heating chamber and cap
    15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high; 200 oz. (6,226 gr.) gross weight


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    The arms are likely Welsh, possibly those of Lloyd and Jones.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 25 October 1989, lot 209