Rare pair of English sterling silver and cut crystal cruets made in 1807 by Paul Storr. Storr was the most famous of the early 19th century silversmiths and is credited with being a major influence in the development of the English Regency style. After apprenticing under Andrew Fogelberg he opened his own shop in London in 1796. By that time he was already known for fine elaborate presentation silver, some of it to royal commission. His works can be found among the most prestigious of the world, including the British Museum, and the shops of the major silver dealers of the world. The cruets are a matched pair and were possibly part of a large set. The silver handles, flip shell lids, rims, and base all have hallmarks. The decanters are finely cut and have polished pontil bases. The cruets are in very good condition with only minor roughness to the high points and a chip to a lower corner of one. Measurements are 8"high(at the handle) x 4"wide (including handle) X 2.5"deep.
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