George III Silver Tea Urn by Paul Storr

  • This George III silver tea urn was crafted by the great Paul Storr
  • Classical in form, it is exemplary of the artistry and expertise for which Storr is celebrated
  • Designed to pour hot water for tea, it is an especially remarkable example of its type
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Item No. 31-3558

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This George III silver tea urn by Paul Storr is exemplary of the artistry and expertise for which Storr is celebrated. Classical yet bold in design, the urn is adorned by details inspired by antiquity, from its acorn finial to its lion's paw feet. An expertly engraved family crest and coat of arms adorns the lid and body, with the motto Si deus quis contra, meaning "If God is for us, who can be against us." It rests on a pedestal base raised on four ball feet, ensuring ample space beneath the spigot for an easy pour. 

Tea urns such as this have a rich history in British culture; specially designed to hold hot water for making tea, it would have once held a place of prominence on the tea table. Usually intended for public display, they were almost always elegantly designed. This example by Paul Storr is a particularly remarkable example of the form.

Hallmarked London, 1809

13 3/4" wide x 7" deep x 18 1/4" high
George III Silver Tea Urn by Paul Storr
Maker: Storr, Paul
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Tea & Coffee Pots/Services
Depth: 7.0 Inches
Width: 13.75 Inches
Height: 18.25 Inches
Style: Georgian

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