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PAUL STORR. An exceptional pair of early George IV Second Course Serving Dishes made in London in 1821 by Paul Storr.


The Second Course Dishes are some of the finest from the Paul Storr workshops which we have offered. Both are circular in form with a raised shaped rim decorated with a gadrooned band. The border is engraved with a contemporary Armorial with banner below engraved with a Motto. The Arms and Motto are surrounded by a foliate plume cartouche. The Dishes are very well marked, are in exceptional condition and are of a very good weight, characteristic of the work of this great silversmith.

The Arms are those of Sir Charles des Voeux, 2nd Baronet of Indiville, Queens County, Ireland, and his wife Christina, daughter of Richard Hird of Rawdon, County York. He was born in 1779, they married in 1801 and had two sons and six daughters. The second and only surviving son succeeded to the baronetcy. Christina died in 1841 and in 1842 he married, secondly, Lady Cecilia Paulet, daughter of the 13th Marquis of Winchester, by whom he had another son and three more daughters. Sir Charles served as an officer in the Low Countries under the Duke of York. During the engagement at Alkmarr, in Holland, he was severely wounded. He died in 1858.

The progenitor of the des Voeux family, and father of the 1st Baronet was one Martin Anthony Vinchon de Bacquecourt and he was the eldest son of a Normandy nobleman. He was a man of great learning and wrote many religious works. Although born a Catholic, he converted to Protestantism and found it prudent to leave France, taking up residence at Port Arlington in Ireland. He must have arrived there some time before 1736 and took the name des Voeux on his arrival. His son, the first Baronet, rose high in the East India Company, which must have been a source of their wealth.

Diameter: 11.5 inches.

Weight: 63oz the pair.