Silver Gilt Tea Urn Made by Paul Storr, 1830

This silver gilt tea urn made by Paul Storr is a fine example of the English Regency style. It is engraved with the coat of arms of William Leveson Glower (1779-1851) of Titsey Place Surrey, and with his crest on the rims of the lid and sleeve. It is intact retaining the original sleeve, lamp, and even the iron heating rod.

The height is about 16 inches, the width is about 12 inches and the weight is 144 troy ounces.

The bottom of the urn is stamped with a full set of marks (The maker’s mark of Paul Storr, the London hall mark and date letter for 1813, the English standard mark, and the duty mark). The other pieces are stamped with part marks except the lid of the sleeve. The base is additionally stamped 174 and Mortimer and Storr.

Note: The image shown is of the marks on the base. The full set of marks on the bottom of the urn is visible but cannot be photographed without removing the nuts attaching the base.

The condition of the urn is excellent. The lever on the spigot even works. The only problem is that there is an old repair on the seam that joins the sleeve and collar that has reopened. There is a barely visible split.

Price: $68,000.