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Tea and coffee service
  • Tea and coffee service
    Storr, Paul, born 1771 - died 1844
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Tea and coffee service

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1809-1810 (marked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Storr, Paul, born 1771 - died 1844 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and ivory

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:GILBERT.815-2008

  • Gallery location:

    On loan to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

In the early nineteenth century, tea services were usually limited to three pieces: teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin; however occasionally a coffeepot and tray were acquired in the same style. This service is remarkable as it contains nine pieces; the muffin dishes and the tea caddy are unusual additions. The only other large service known from this period was also by Paul Storr and was made for Earl Howe, it numbered thirteen original pieces and three later additions.

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.
On long-term loan to Los Angeles County Museum from 2010.

Physical description

The sugar basin is of similar form to the cream jug (1996.725), with two small double-serpent handles.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1809-1810 (marked)

Artist/maker

Storr, Paul, born 1771 - died 1844 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and ivory

Dimensions

Height: 10.1 cm, Weight: 614 g

Object history note

Provenance: Miss S.L. Somerville, sale, Sotheby's, October 19, 1961, lot 103. Lillian and Morrie A. Moss, Memphis, Tennesssee. Purchased from David Orgell, Inc., Beverly Hills, 1976.

Descriptive line

The sugar basin is of similar form to the cream jug (1996.725), with two small double-serpent handles.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Williams, Elizabeth A. The Gilbert Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 2010, fig. 0, p. 00. ISBN 9780875872100Schroder, Timothy. The Gilbert collection of gold and silver. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 1988, cat. no. 98, pp. 371-75. ISBN.0875871445
Moss, Morrie A. The Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Collection of Paul Storr Silver. Miami: Roskin Book Productions, 1972, p. 114, pl. 53.
Williams, Elizabeth A. The Gilbert Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 2010, fig. 10, p. 34. ISBN 9780875872100

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Chasing

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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