Paul Storr Silver Fish Slice, Double Shell & Laurel 1817
Fish Slice - Double Shell & Laurel Pattern - London 1817 by Paul Storr - 31.5cm long; 227g - TP/5243
A magnificent silver fish slice by Paul Storr in the highly desirable Double Shell & Laurel pattern!
This large Regency period fish server has a hefty weight and superb double-struck decoration. The blade is beautifully pierced and decorated with a line of raised laurel leaves and scrolls. In terms of quality, this fish slice is second to none! The condition is fabulous too with a good patina, nothing negative to report and London hallmarks to the reverse side.
The front terminal bears an original engraved crest featuring a garb (wheatsheaf) surmounted by the Latin motto DILIGENTIA DITAT (translates to Diligence Enriches) and a script monogram.
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.