Paul Storr Teapot with Armorial, 1837
Teapot - Fluted, Melon-shape - London 1837 by Paul Storr - 28cm long x 18cm diameter; 1150ml (2 pints) capacity; 825g - GL/2395
This is a fantastic early Victorian silver teapot made by the greatest English silversmith of the 19th century, Paul Storr.
This fine quality teapot has a fluted form with a leaf-capped c-scroll handle fitted with heat insulators, a cast flower finial to the flush hinged cover and four cast feet decorated with acorns & oak leaves.
The teapot is engraved with a crest on one side featuring a falcon on a stump of a tree with branch springing from the dexter side and a coat of arms on the other. The motto "Incorrupta Fides" translates to "Uncorrupted Faith".
This teapot just exudes high quality and its hefty weight of 26.5 troy ounces exemplifies its rich heritage. The interior of this teapot has been cleaned and the condition is excellent throughout. A fine piece of Paul Storr antique silver.