1 December 2005
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA-URN
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1812
Vase shaped on a square plinth with four lion's paw and foliage feet, with two lion's mask and leaf-capped reeded handles, the spigot terminating in a lion's mask and with an ivory tap, the shoulder chased with leaves, the detachable cover with a fluted finial, the body and cover engraved with the initials 'MJCJ' below a viscount's coronet, the base with later detachable plate, marked near rim and inside cover, the base stamped 'RUNDELL BRIDGE ET RUNDELL AURIFICES REGIS ET PRINCIPIS WALLIAE REGENTIS BRITANNIAS' also stamped '670'
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
gross weight 190 oz. (5,920 gr.)
The initials are probably for Maria Frances Catherine, Viscountess Jocelyn (1794-1866), later Countess of Roden, 1st wife of Robert, Viscount Jocelyn (1788-1870), later 3rd Earl of Roden.
Possibly Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 11 February 1903, lot 116
Anonymous sale; Christie's New York, 22 February 1980, lot 34
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