A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER VEGETABLE DISHES AND COVERS, PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1806/08
the shaped circular dishes with gadroon, shell and foliate rims, engraved with contemporary arms and supporters, repeated twice on the circular covers with gadroon bands, beaded finial
dishes marked on base rims for 1806, the covers marked under finials for 1808
diameter of dishes 12⅞ in.
finial lacks one nut, each cover with a ding and one with shallow dent and dent behind arms, otherwise good, unusually large size and important provenance
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The arms are those of Curzon for Nathaniel, 2nd Baron Scarsdale (1751-1837). He married firstly Sophia Susanna, third daughter of Edward, Viscount Wentworth, who died in 1782 and then Felicite, daughter of Francoise de Watines in 1798. He succeeded to the title on the death of his father in 1804, and also to Kedleston Hall, the family's magnificent Robert Adam-decorated house in Derbyshire (now National Trust).
A meat dish cover by Storr matching the offered lot was sold Christie's, London, November 25, 2008, lot 196.