Double Shell & Laurel Pattern Soup Ladle, 1817 by Paul Storr
Soup Ladle - Double Shell & Laurel Pattern - London 1817 by Paul Storr - 34cm long; 290g - EC/5242
This is an outstanding silver soup ladle in the cherished Double Shell & Laurel pattern by Paul Storr.
This large George III period ladle has a hefty weight and superb double-struck decoration. It bears an original engraved crest featuring a garb (wheatsheaf) surmounted by the Latin motto DILIGENTIA DITAT (translates to Diligence Enriches) and a script monogram. Made by Paul Storr and bearing an excellent example of his PS maker's mark, this fabulous soup ladle remains in excellent condition.
Double Shell & Laurel pattern is a rare variant of King's pattern and is considered to be one of the most prestigious and desirable of all British flatware designs. First made by Paul Storr circa 1810 for the royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the pattern must have originally had an extraordinary premium price as very few services exist. This piece is one of several that we are currently offering, including a 12-person service, see photo links below.