2 June 2009
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT COFFEE-JUG
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1829
Fluted pear-shape, chased with strapwork, the handle with wood insulators, engraved with crest below earl's coronet, marked on base, handle and cover, the base stamped 'STORR & MORTIMER 97' and engraved 'No 3 21"0'
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
gross weight 21 oz. (660 gr.)
The crest is that of Stopford for the Earls of Courtown, possibly for James, 3rd Earl of Courtown K.P. (1765-1835).
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A very similar example was sold Christie's New York, 26 October 2007, lot 129.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
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